Signs of Spring/Beauties in the Lot
Normally my hedge gets azalea blossoms this time of year, but it's slow to get started due to our unusually cold winter. I spotted these blossoms outside the mall.
The local swamp lilies have undergone a feat of rebirth. A member of the Amaryllis family, swamp lilies bloom all year. Their life cycle takes them through a drastic metamorphosis that goes from this (taken in October 2005):
... to this (taken in November 2005):
... and back again. But this year, January's extended hard freeze made me wonder if they'd make it.
That touch of green gave me reason to hope -- not in vain, as I discovered this week:
Mary pointed out this juxtaposition of cloud and contrail, which made the cloud look pretty zippy:
After our mall run, we stopped in the town of Holder to get in a walk on the Withlacoochie State Trail. Just off the trail, we stumbled upon Palm Coast Auto Restorations. It was after hours and the place was closed, but I could stick my camera lens inside the chainlink fence. The first car I noticed was this 1931 DeSoto:
Then the Chevy:
I can't identify this next one, but I love its shape and color:
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