|Lilies blooming in our Florida yard mid-April 2015|
|The Snowbirds-Author J.Q. Rose and hubby, Gardener Ted|
|Our route home from Florida to Michigan|
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We left lush, green Florida landscapes and colorful flowers and the beaches teeming with sun-loving visitors. We knew we'd pass through spring in its various stages as we drove north. Take a peek at the signs of spring we spotted on our journey home.
Please remember these photos were shot "on the way" north. Yes, through the windshield of our 70 mph speeding pick-up truck. You may have to squint to focus in on some of them!
|We had to say good-bye to our Florida neighbors and their beautiful geraniums.|
|Nickajack Lake picnic area near Jasper, Tennessee. |
The park has a lovely campground.
Can you imagine how busy this place must be in the summer?
|I bet there are a LOT of fish in this lake.|
|On this trip we discovered the annual National Cornbread Festival |
which is held in South Pittsburgh, TN, just a few miles from Nickajack Lake.
The Lodge Cast Iron factory is located in this small town.
This company is world-renowned for their quality cast iron cookware.
Hey, if you have no plans this weekend, April 25-26,
you can attend the cornbread festival!!
|You can see we are in leafless country, |
but with buds showing on the trees and green grass growing.
|Yes, we endured traffic congestion in some of the cities we passed through.|
|And lots of construction!! The orange barrels kind of ruined the scenic areas!|
|Redbud trees, a sure sign of spring in Tennessee.|
|This flowering tree graced out motel room in Indiana. |
Gorgeous yellow forsythia were also blooming.
|The farmers are getting ready to plant, definite signs of spring in Indiana.|
|At last, we are near home. All the fruit orchards are nothing but branches and trunks. |
No signs of life.
|Notice the sparse green grass and no leaves on the trees. But spring will come.|
|The promise of spring is alive and well in our yard. |
The hyacinths are growing and the tulips are budding.