To be where things are blooming when the USA has really been through a doozy of a nasty snap with the great “Polar Vortex of 2014!”
I took a long walk before dinner last night to explore my surroundings. AFTER I took a nap – because a nap was very much needed and appreciated!
I’ve never been to Punta Gorda before and it is such a charming little town.
I love the colors of florida ---here you can paint your building, aqua, melon, yellow, lime green, purple –and it looks wonderful!
Check out this cute little vintage gas station turned into flower shop:
The windows on the side are faux painted onto the exterior…there are really no windows there…but what a great effect!
See the open garage bay?
As I walked past, the florist was working on an arrangement of white roses for a gentleman that was standing there watching ----flower arrangements made in open air. The fridges for the fresh flowers are in the back of the garage bay area –but only in Florida could you do floral design open to the elements!
I don’t think anyone would want to be doing this in say ….MINNESOTA….right now? :c)
I found the old city hall building!
And I learned how Gilchrist county got its name!
I smiled at the flowers and they nodded back to me!
As the sun peeked out of the clouds, heading toward sunset – I walked half way across the bridge to Port Charlotte and back ---
The Peace River is wide and beautiful, even in cloudy conditions and threatening rain.
Boys must have their toys!!
Florida in January is a great place to be!
I’m ready to meet up with the Peace River quilters today – we’ve got a My Blue Heaven workshop in the works! It promises to be a fun day ----
Morning is opening to a beautiful day outside of my window!
Oh, and wonder of wonders….the Quilt-Cam episode from the other night is miraculously working this morning! So looks like YouTube took care of whatever the problem was yesterday with it not playing. YAY! If you missed it, click the Quilt-Cam tab at the top of the blog and choose it by date – it’s at the top of the archive list!
Have a wonderful day, everyone! I’ll check back in later with some fun from class!