The Florida Pages #4

…or Our Last Day in Our Winter Retreat

I am way behind in my Blog. My goal is to catch up over the next couple of weeks. Here is an album from our last day in Florida:

Breakfast is always good.

Breakfast is always good.

 

The leaves quickly filled my compost and I still had three quarters of the yard to clear.

Leaves fall in the spring here too so I had to rake for the first time in my life. They quickly filled my new compost bin and I still had three quarters of the yard to clear.

 

I was a little alarmed to rake up this giant spider!

I was a little alarmed to rake up this giant spider!

 

In trying to befriend it I discovered it to be someone's Halloween spider. Real spiders have eight eyes, not too evil ones.

In trying to befriend it I discovered it to be someone’s fake Halloween spider. Real spiders have eight eyes, not two evil ones.

 

I also raked clear a welcome mat I didn't know we had.

I also raked clear a welcome mat I didn’t know we had. The excitement never ends…

 

Then it was off to the Laundromat where I read Cosmo and watched the Spanish lads fold their clothes.

Then it was off to the Laundromat where I read Cosmo and watched the Spanish lads fold their clothes.

 

Classic Laundromat décor.

Classic Laundromat décor.

 

In the afternoon I decided I would peruse Lance's a box of Lance's mother's recipe cards. Hmm, perhaps I could try and make them all.

In the afternoon I decided I would peruse a box of Lance’s mother’s recipe cards. Hmm, perhaps I could try and make them all.

 

I started with Apple Brown Betty.

I started with Apple Brown Betty.

 

There's dessert taken care of.

There’s dessert taken care of.

 

After supper I made another entry in my Sketch-a Day book.

After supper I made another entry in my Sketch-a Day book.

 

I stepped outside to wander in the garden before dark and found a beautiful flower growing randomly under a tree - a magnolia? -

I stepped outside to wander in the garden before dark and found a beautiful flower growing randomly under a tree – a magnolia?

 

And stepped outside to admire the sunset.

I admired the sunset

 

I hurried inside as soon as the creepy cats came out.

but hurried inside as soon as the creepy cats came out.

So no more Florida tales until November. I think I blogged our return trip as far as Raleigh. Next stop DC. (I was excited to see spring at that point but now Milton has surpassed it – better telling it late than never I suppose) © Judy Parsons 2015 Click on any photo for a larger view.

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