Just a walk around the house

Spring is coming to Florida.  Maybe some folks don’t see the changes in seasons but they are as real here as anywhere else.  For example, one part of my yard now smells like orange blossoms.  The blooms are here and some are already fertilized


and some are beginning to set fruit.


Unfortunately, this is an old orange tree with a lot of problems so I’m not likely to get the sweet juice oranges that we used to get.

The peaches are another story though.  We bought this tree two years ago to replace an old grapefruit tree that was in worse shape than the orange.  It’s established now and covered with blossoms and likewise beginning to set fruit.  I need to work on  how to protect them from birds and bugs though.


I was also reminded that Butterfly Weed isn’t just for butterflies.  These small ants were having a good time in the early dew.



About birds n' bugs

Retired, living in SW Florida and spending my time at nature photography in my local area. I volunteer with a couple of local organizations to help my adopted home town. Travelling is now by airplane and car instead of a sailboat but happy anyway.
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