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Autumn Has Come to Northeast Florida

Posted by Jake on 3 December, 2009

Last autumn was not that great here in my part of Northeast Florida. It was dull and the leaves weren’t that showy and just seemed to fall off the trees. It really made me miss autumn like I knew they could be. This year has been a total 360.

I believe it is because of the lack of any significant rainfall since May of this year combined with the very high temperatures that accompanied this summer and even early and mid autumn. The colors just within the past two weeks have really shown up and they are actually spectacular. The cooler temperatures and the angle of the sun must have pushed them to change. Unfortunately, I have no pictures of any of this great autumn color; I just thought I would share my observations.

A tree that is very disappointing here in Florida for autumn color is the Crape Myrtle. These trees are so beautiful during the summer here like anywhere else but, the autumn color can’t be compared to their autumn color in states further up north.  At my house this year after our summer 90 degree everyday marathon ended in October and with the lack of rain the trees started to regrow leaves like it was spring. Most of the leaves from this past summer and spring had already fallen of just because of the trees not getting enough water. Now the new growth just recently seems confused and has started to color, although no very pretty. The Crapes are now looking like it’s winter, which is fitting since winter started December 1, well, meteorological winter. When the meteorological season start make a whole lot more sense to me and that is what I go by.

Winter Crape

 “A Winter Crape”


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Call the Ark!

Posted by Jake on 3 February, 2009

Okay, so, yesterday it started to rain around noon, but then it realy started to pour around 3pm. It just kept getting harder and harder and lasted until around 7pm. So, we got a ton of rain, but I have no clue how much at the moment, I will let you know soon. I took a video of it when it was rainging hard; after that it got even harder. I also just took pictures of one of my Hibiscus. Since the rain was pounding it and the wind is now blowing really fast it has really lost it’s leaves, it looks like a little fall scene. Autumn has finally arrived, lol.

I can’t find the video on my computer, so no video, just the autumn scene.

Autumn in Florida in February

Autumn in Florida in February

Tonight we are suppose to hit 27 here. The next two nights after that we are suppose to get down to 23 degrees, then back up to 70’s by the weekend.

Have a great day,



11 days until Vaentine’s Day!

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I am Back…Truly, Plus Halloween!

Posted by Jake on 20 October, 2008

I am back I swear, I just needed a break. The late summer heat and humidity just made me not in the mood to be outside. Now though, I am back and ready with the temps in the 70’s to low 80’s and lows in the 50’s and 60’s.

I have replaced the damaged Marigolds at the Mailbox Garden with two purple-pink Mums and two yellow plants called Bush Daisy. The Bush Daisies have fianlly started to bloom, I guess they needed to get settled. The Mums are lasting a longtime…I forgot how long thier blooms last once they do bloom.

I also have some pictures of the Halloween decorations. Since I last wrote I have added an inflatable skull with spiders on it.

Have a Good Day,


11 days untill Halloween!

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I am Back!

Posted by Jake on 25 September, 2008

Hello everyone, I am back. It has been a tiring week for some reason so I haven’t been posting as much. After complaining about no rain we got some over the weekend and an all day rain event Monday. I don’t think we are to much below our average rainfall for September now. I love wind…Tuesday was windy but Wednesday was even windier and I loved it. Then Wesnesday it was 68 in the morning and I loved it but, Thursday morning it was 58 had I loved it more. They are now saying it will get warmer and humid again…boo.

This week I put out the Halloween stuff I finished that Thursday night, I will have pictures later. It isn’t as much as I normally do but, quite frankly, my front yard sucks for decorating. I also planted Mums and Bush Daisy out at the mailbox for a autumn display. My Dwarf Cavendish popped out another pup last week, I moved it this week to the front of the house. My Musa Basjoo has alsp pushed a pup out so that is exciting. All the new additions to my yard from last week are doing well, the natural watering did them some good that ciy water just can’t.

Well enjoy the cool weather,


35 days until Halloween!

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