Wednesday, December 5, 2007

It's beginning to look a little like . . .

I found this entry hiding in my drafts. It was supposed to be posted in December. Ooops!

This year we decided to do a little more Christmas decorating than in the past.

In addition to Garfield and our fiber optic Christmas tree, we added a couple of Christmas trains to the top of the TV.

Here's a close-up.

The trains needed a little something extra, so we added snowy mountains in the background.

The trains on the television were so nice we added more trains . . . to the dining room table.

The dime in front of the train car gives a better sense of the size of the set.

Fall color . . . in Florida

While many newcomers think that Florida only has one season -- hot and humid -- it is possible to find fall color in Florida.

Here are a few examples:

The fruit of Balsam-Apple Vine (Momordica charantia) reminds me of a tiny pumpkin.

The bees love the Cosmos sulphureus flowers.

The Wild Coffee plant (Psychotria nervosa) is ready for Christmas with its red and green berries.

The Tropical Sage (Salvia coccinea) provides a splash of color.

Speaking of splash -- this little tadpole (trying to hide under the leaf) has rear legs and will soon be hopping away to join the other frogs.