Signs of Spring on the Sun Coast of Florida

Spring has arrived in our Tampa Bay Area of Florida! Many think we only have one Season here in the Sunshine State – not true!
The first signs of Spring – for us – are with Niki’s first sighting of a Jacaranda tree beginning to bloom!
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A Florida Jacaranda Tree in bloom
Their five-lobed blue to purple flowers are easy to spot on the large otherwise leafless trees. Beautiful to look at but it becomes a nuisance to the landowner when the “fruit” capsules fall holding numerous slender seeds. They all have to be raked and removed usually numerous times during a Season or they become serious projectiles for a lawnmower.
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Orange Hibiscus bloom

Another harbinger of our Southern Spring are the Hibiscus which cover bushes in shades of bright red, yellow, and orange to pink and purple.

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A Lavender Hibiscus bloom

Now did you ever stop to ponder where dates come from?

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Orange fruit of the Palm Tree

Different types of palm trees produce different types of fruit. We found this one on the Sun Coast in Port Richey, Florida.

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