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#34623 - 03/29/11 08:39 PM Spring In Orlando
Jim Garvie Offline
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Was cleaning up the new yard today and noticed a number of flowers and other flora that I hadn't really paid a lot of attention to over the past few weeks. We've been working primarily on the inside of the house so the yard, while a great place for the dogs, has not gotten a lot of our attention.

The first thing I noticed were the two Kumquat trees at the back of the property absolutely laden with ripening fruit. I picked a few and enjoyed the sweet, lemony/orangey taste. In a week, the fruit should be perfect for making preserves and some Kumquat liqueuer.



Along the North side of the yard where there are large Oaks and Pines and not much sun, I photographed a couple of clumps of lovely blue flowers.





On the South side, I noticed a clump of Lantana and enjoyed it's sweet fragrance.



And along the back porch, I noticed some Morning Glories.



Yesterday's rain really brought a lot of the flowers and shrubs into bloom and it was fun to both enjoy it and to photograph it. Enjoy our Spring in Orlando. I understand it will be visiting other parts of the world in a few weeks grin.

Jim
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#34626 - 03/30/11 02:25 AM Re: Spring In Orlando [Re: Jim Garvie]
psmith Offline
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Registered: 11/09/08
Loc: Kansas
Nice series, Jim. Is this with your 200mm 2.8?

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#34627 - 03/30/11 11:25 AM Re: Spring In Orlando [Re: Jim Garvie]
James Morrissey Offline
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Registered: 02/11/05
Loc: Manhattan, New York, New York
Hey Jim,

Glad to see that Spring has made it to you finally! Thanks for dharing the photos. The biggest questions I have is: Will you be making the preserves/liqueuer???

How goes things with the new house??

Cheers
James


Edited by James Morrissey (03/30/11 11:56 AM)
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#34635 - 03/31/11 12:09 AM Re: Spring In Orlando [Re: Jim Garvie]
Marie Mitchell Photography Offline
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Registered: 07/05/09
Loc: Augusta, GA
Very nice images, brings back memories. LOVE kumquats, grew up in Florida!
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#34636 - 03/31/11 01:59 AM Re: Spring In Orlando [Re: Jim Garvie]
Randall Offline
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Registered: 03/28/07
Loc: Southern Ohio USA
Nice -Is that blue flower Spider wort ?
Randall
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#34639 - 03/31/11 01:31 PM Re: Spring In Orlando [Re: Jim Garvie]
Sunstruck Offline
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Registered: 07/06/09
Loc: Connecticut
The blue flower looks like a spiderwort. I love spiderworts. I have never had Kumquats or Kumquat liqueur. Sounds interesting.

I bet the kids are enjoying their nice big yard. How are you liking your new home?
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#34641 - 03/31/11 01:54 PM Re: Spring In Orlando [Re: psmith]
Jim Garvie Offline
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Registered: 03/02/05
Loc: Florida
Preston,
yes with a 20mm Kenko extension ring. Fun!!

Jim
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#34642 - 03/31/11 01:56 PM Re: Spring In Orlando [Re: psmith]
Jim Garvie Offline
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Registered: 03/02/05
Loc: Florida
James,
I'll go for the liqueur; Linda may attempt the preserves. Of course, she may also have different ideas about that blush. With the storms that came through late yesterday, I'll have to see how much fruit is still on the trees.

The house is going well and the yard is great for the guys. I've set up a small Agility Course for Moxie and she adores it!

Jim
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#34643 - 03/31/11 01:58 PM Re: Spring In Orlando [Re: Randall]
Jim Garvie Offline
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Registered: 03/02/05
Loc: Florida
Randall,
I think so but I have to admit my botanical knowledge is very limited smile. I have small clusters of them throughout the shady sections of the yard under the Oaks and Pines.

Jim
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