We've had good rains back to back lately and the wildflowers are responding. Carolina Jessamine always pushes the envelope in announcing the demise of winter, so it's been blooming for some time. It's pretty common right now to see still sleeping, bare naked deciduous trees alight with yellow flowers from this vine.
If only they knew ...
Okay, help me out here herbotaplantologists. I waited too late before posting to identify this little beauty.
I thought white sabatia, but the center architecture looked different from the one small guide book photo I had.
Those book people really need to learn to take better photos.
The blue-eyed grass, a favorite of my Mom's, was blooming down at Billy's Heaven last weekend.
Yes, I went back for two more loads of rock ... got some real boulders too!!
Yes, Dani, the buckeye were blooming, so I'll keep checking now for seeds. I'm not sure who's doing the pollinating though since our hummers are still sipping Coronas on a beach somewhere south of here.
Florida violets were everywhere in Gulf Hammock, from the road median at Flat Branch where I dipped beaucoup tiny freshwater shrimp for my aquarium to the forest floor of Billy's Heaven.
Other signs of spring ...
I saw my first squished snake on the road a few days ago ... sigh.
The gators have responded to the rain and warmth by seemingly spontaneously generating in every puddle of water. That's another post of course.
And, as a reminder that spring ain't really sprung yet, the high today will be in the 50's and Pure Florida should drop down to about 28 degrees tonight ...
... a thought that thrills me, because I am not in a hurry for hot humiditationous weather yet.
Stay cool, y'all.