Wednesday, December 5, 2007

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.

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