Sending warmth your way

We have had the most wonderful weather lately! Lil' Nut and I spent a good part of this morning outdoors enjoying the beauty around us. While most of the country is enduring snow and ice, it feels almost spring-like here in Central Florida. I thought I would share a few January pictures from our yard to warm you chilled folks up a bit. :)When we moved into our house last summer, I didn't realize that there were poinsettias in the planters out by the pool. At the time I thought they were just some dead sticks. They surprised us by blooming right before Christmas. These hibiscus keep popping up every day in a rainbow of colors. The water level in our backyard pond is way down right now. We really need some rain! A couple of days ago we spotted this otter swimming up a storm. I couldn't get close enough to get a very clear picture because he was so fast. He probably came from the big lake nearby and seems to be enjoying feasting here. Otter babies would be so cute, but this one appears to be single at the moment. This is only the second otter I've seen in the wild--pretty neat! Now, don't you feel warmer already?? :)
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Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. ~Revelation 4:11 KJV

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Thursday, January 08, 2009
Sending warmth your way
We have had the most wonderful weather lately! Lil' Nut and I spent a good part of this morning outdoors enjoying the beauty around us. While most of the country is enduring snow and ice, it feels almost spring-like here in Central Florida. I thought I would share a few January pictures from our yard to warm you chilled folks up a bit. :)When we moved into our house last summer, I didn't realize that there were poinsettias in the planters out by the pool. At the time I thought they were just some dead sticks. They surprised us by blooming right before Christmas. These hibiscus keep popping up every day in a rainbow of colors. The water level in our backyard pond is way down right now. We really need some rain! A couple of days ago we spotted this otter swimming up a storm. I couldn't get close enough to get a very clear picture because he was so fast. He probably came from the big lake nearby and seems to be enjoying feasting here. Otter babies would be so cute, but this one appears to be single at the moment. This is only the second otter I've seen in the wild--pretty neat! Now, don't you feel warmer already?? :)
~~~~~oOo~~~~~
Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. ~Revelation 4:11 KJV

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9 Comments:
Blogger Michele said...
What lovely pictures! I must say that I envy your warm weather though. (o;

Poinsettias are one of my favorite flowers. Wow! Having them grow in your back yard. I can't imagine.

I have to confess and agree with Michele above. Seeing these pictures does make me a little envious as well. We are in the midst of a HUGE snow storm right now.

The grass is always greener... Ugh!!

Enjoy your day!

Blogger Faith said...
Gorgeous pics.
We hike all the time in the Adirondacks and camped once near a lake where otters were plentiful but I have only seen them in the wild once! how neat that you got to capture him with your camera! Enjoy your weather...we were 15 degrees this morning here in NY.

Blogger Wendi said...
Although I like having four distinct season a little warmth would be nice!

Blogger Mrs. Julie Fink said...
How fun to see the Otter! This Florida weather is so very beautiful :)!

Blogger Pam said...
Good for those in the north, but hey, could you please send some cooler temps my way???

Blogger nannykim said...
I love otters--they are so playful. We had some in a lake that is about a mile from our house one year....but I have not seen them lately. Perhaps the gaters got them?!

Blogger Kristy... said...
Not so much warm as JEALOUS! :P

What neat pictures and the poinsettia... how neat!

Blogger Kristi said...
Well thank ya! I'm feeling warmer already. :)

I love to watch otters. They're very interesting creatures. Do you get alligators in your neck of the woods there? And if so, are you afraid of finding them near your pond?

~Kristi

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