Sunday, December 8, 2013

Flowers in December

One of the nicest things about being in Florida in December is seeing so much color!  There are flowers blooming everywhere!
The hibiscus are so beautiful and they all have such huge blooms~

 I can't remember the name of this one. It's right in front of mom's house~
 The Bougainvillea are so colorful~

Tree rat alert!
If Mitch and Molly would have been walking with me, this little guy would have been snagged for sure!   He was very trusting and didn't move too quickly.
 The Sand Hill Cranes are dancing on this beautiful day~
 This horse is being put through his paces~
 Isn't this Santa the best!   He lives at the home of Miss Sue and Colonel, the Schnauzer.  
 This is Colonel. He's high-fiving for a cookie.    Colonel is 11 years old and cute as a button ♥
 Miss Sue puts treats on his nose and Colonel has to wait.   He wasn't waiting too long this particular time ☺

Being with Colonel made me miss my pups even more!

Have a wonderful Sunday everyone ♥


Cowspotdog said...

it is wonderful to see such know it is funny - Dave is allergic to hibiscus....which was bad when he was stationed in Hawaii with the navy....the flower you didn't know is oleander....and it is poisonous...the leaves and steams are deadly.

Unknown said...

We have those colourful hibiscus everywhere over here; it's our national flower too!

YourSpecialDog said...

Oh so wonderful and festive atmosphere those flowers look amazing and so colorful

Unknown said...

Such lovely flowers. Drats I so would have offed that pesky tree rat.
Have a serene Sunday and enjoy some big easy today.
Best wishes Molly

Anonymous said...

WOW, you mean there are places that don't have winter, but wonderful things to smell and look at. Don't blame Colonel for not waiting, when you get to be 11, you don't have too!

The Mad Scots

My Dog Sam - Ruptured Disk said...

Hi S, good to see you out enjoying the scenery in Florida. My dad carries lots of pictures of us on his phone when he travels. Helps a bit he says but he misses petting us.

Amber DaWeenie said...

Oh Yes....Christmas in Florida. We hit 87 degrees yesterday with more on the way today.

That flower in front of your Mom's house is Oleander. We used to have it at our house but Dad cut it down because it's HIGHLY TOXIC to both animals and humans. Gotta watch out for the little ones trying to pick flowers for Mom.

The Hibiscus is beautiful. Us pups love to eat the Hibiscus. Truly a treat for us. We ate all of Mom's Hibiscus plants. :(

Merry Christmas from Florida!

Johann The Dog said...

How fun!!! We love hearing the Sandhill Cranes fly over. What great color!

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

OMD OMD THANK YOU fur showing us the BEAUTIFUL Colors... the only color WE can see right now is....
W H I T E and it is Falling down on EVERYTHINGY at an alarming rate.

We really appreciate the BEAUTY that YOU are enjoying.

Bocci said...

Thanks for sharing those beautiful, colorful flowers! And glad you get to spend some time in sunny Florida!

Two French Bulldogs said...

Our nutty roses are blooming too!

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

You just remember the pups you have at home and don't get too involved with other pups!

We have flowers in December, too. Bwahaahaa! That's an Oleander. We have those in our garden...and no, we've never had a pup try to eat them.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

animal lover, quilt lover said...

I use to have them when I lived in Daytona too. We really can't grow them here b/c the soil is too acid for them!! Too close to GA.

The Oceanside Animals said...

hello mitch and molly its dennis the vizsla dog hay yes evrywun is rite that is oleander!!! we had sum heer wunse but it got infekted by the glassy wingd sharpshooter wotever that is and it died and now we hav kaktus insted on akkownt of dada luvs kaktus!!! i hav no ideea why when they ar so prickly but go figger!!! ok bye

Sully said...

The flowers a beautiful making me wish for spring already.

Aroo to you,

Unknown said...

"Mitch and Molly" has been included in the A Sunday Drive for this week. Be assured that I hope this helps to point even more new visitors in your direction.

Taffy said...

Those are beautiful flowers. I wouldn't be able to sit and wait if there was a treat on my nose either!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

With all the cold we have had here, Mom says those beautiful flowers make her feel a lot warmer all over. Thanks for sharing.

Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

KB said...

You're killing me... our temps have barely broken 0°F in the past week. Two of our morning outings have started at -12°F!

But, those are glorious flowers. And the Sandhill Cranes! They fly over my house when they migrate. I've never seen them so close up!

Keep enjoying the warmth and the color. You are very lucky!

Ziggy Stardust said...

I am glad your Mommy is having fun and keeping nice a warm. Wow those flowers are so beautiful! I bet you can't wait until she is back home with you.

Loveys Sasha

Dougall-the-Scottie said...

Lovely flowers!

stellaroselong said...

Oh our mom loved that yellow flower, she loves all the flowers they are so pretty, boy that santa is pretty tall, i would be afraid of seeing him in the dark and thinking he is a burglar.
stella rose

Soggibottom said...

Beautiful blooms.... You might not believe it but we still have roses that are blooming outside in the garden. Even in wet, cold England :-)
What a beautiful place to spend Christmas, keep sending us photo's of such cool stuff.
Ah, guys you would have loved ol Sid this morning. Out and about and Frank and I were behind a window.. HUMF !
Luv's Freya Rose Blossom X

snoopydogknits said...

What a cutie!!!! Looks like you're having a great time there in Florida. It's so lovely to see all those beautiful colours in the flowers. Have fun! Ros and Oscar

How Sam Sees It said...

I've never seen yellow hibiscus before - so beautiful!

Monty and Harlow

Ruby said...

Our Hibiscus' are tryin' to bloom right now, butts it's so cold right now, they're loosin' the fight!!!
It sure is nice to see some!!!
And I started to bark and bark at the puter screen when I saw that tree rat just starin'!!! The nerves!!
Looks FABulous there!!
Ruby ♥

Wyatt said...

It's nice to see vibrant flowers this time of year. We bet it was even nicer to feel the warm sun.:)

Wyatt and Stanzie

Kess And Her Mama said...

Beautiful flowers! What a treat Ito see it in Dec. Enjoy your time in Florida.

Unknown said...

Such lovely flowers and such brightness there while we are full of dreary weather here. Hope you're having a wonderful time!

parlance said...

Lucky you didn't have Mitch and Molly with you down in Florida, or they might have tasted that flower you didn't recognise - beautiful but one of the most dangerous plants in the garden!! Oleander. All parts are dangerous and even the smoke if you burn it. But apparently it tastes horrible.

I love hibiscus!

The Army of Four said...

Isn't he a good, cute puppy!!!!
Your photos warmed our mom right up! She especially liked seeing the Cranes! We don't have those birdies here!
Now that she's warmed up, I think we should go for a nice long walk in the snow, don't you? It's over 15 out there now!!!
Play bows,