The below photo was not taken last summer…
it was taken last week…Grasshopper of Florida's Winter…
Again..I don’t know what kind…and now looking back at them I wish I had taken a pod…decorative purposes…More cool seed pods…Lovely, prickly seed holding baskets…Jeff and I took a few seeds thinking someone might want one~Though, I don’t know who would want to grow this prickly basket…Flowers have been blooming here for a while now…I don’t think flowers ever stop blooming in Florida…It feels like summer~
Temps have been in the high 70s and 80s for the past few weeks..
Common Buckeye ~thanks Mariel for your IDs
Jeff and I have talked about where to go next winter~ Its certainly tempting to come back to the warmth of Florida….Sunshine..great birds…summer in winter….
The mountains in Arizona are calling my name..hiking till I lose the ten pounds that don’t want to come off……Cactus and my spark bird~Vermillion flycatcher.
Big Bend and the Rio Grande Valley are also considerations..…We had a wonderful time last winter there…..
So..we haven't decided…might have to flip a coin…
Any suggestions? ~warm places only:)