I know, I know – Hawaii is known as the “Paradise” islands. But there is another paradise that I’m more familiar with: my South Florida. Yes, it’s mine. All mine. And nobody can take it from me.
Am I being selfish? Of course. Today was all mine, too: no rain; puffy clouds, clear sky, perfect temp and all.
I know, I know – Hawaii has very clear, turquoise ocean all around the islands that stay pretty much the same temperature; however, Florida has gorgeous, different shades of blue and turquoise all around a whole, big peninsula – perfect for those who enjoy different water temps. What could be better?
This one has almost a human face. Quite lovely.
I know, I know – Hawaii has many different varieties of orchids that grow wild, causing much eye candy; however, this South Florida gal has plenty of different varieties of orchids that don’t grow wild – my next door neighbor is an orchid fanatic and they’re his “babies.” Can you get any closer to these gorgeous, pampered top-of-the-heap flora? No way. Didn’t take any care on my part, either. So, as far as I’m concerned, my neighbor’s “babies” are a “wild” gift of candy to my eyes.
An example of one of the varieties that my neighbor grows.
I could go on, but you get the idea. This is a happy babe, enjoying the best of the good ol’ USA in winter.
Image credits: Pinterest, first image; flickr, second image.