Fall in Florida

It was a gorgeous day on Saturday. Just a little crispness to the air, but full of sunshine and light breezes.

I headed south toward Panama City to spend the morning at Eden Gardens State Park, an old homestead I’ve photographed many times before.

Some sort of special event was being set up, most likely a garden wedding, so I strolled around the perimeter of the estate, trying to capture the look and feel of the beginning of fall in Florida.

The rose garden was still in bloom, taking advantage of the recent rains and lingering warm weather.  Spanish Moss hung in curtains from the old oaks, swaying softly in the canopy, giving the whole scene a melancholy feel. As if it was waving good-bye to summer. Leftovers from squirrel store gathering were scattered around, perhaps an omen that we may have an actual cold winter this year.

(Photos shot with a Nikon D60, using an 18-55mm, 55-200mm, 20mm f/2.8 wide-angle, 50mm f/1.8 prime lens, Nikon CoolPix S205 and/or iPhone4)

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Unknown Mami

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17 thoughts on “Fall in Florida

  1. as a girl from the North (and oh how I do love it here, New Englad in the fall, Central Park in the fall.. NYC at Christmasa ahhh) I am a sucker for big ole beautiful southern houses. I would love to visit Savannah again and finally get to NOLA (I’ve never been). Honestly, Florida doesn’t normally bring images like these to mind, but today you have shown me such beauty and such HISTORY in Florida that I want to come and visit for a while, see your city with you. I’ll pay you by taking you into NYC with me one of these days. 🙂

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  2. Now that looks like the house I want to live in. At least for awhile. Until the electric bills start coming in. Or the housecleaning bills. Truthfully? Gorgeous pictures.

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