Spring: Lovely, Lovely Spring

Appreciation for Spring

As a Floridian I have no place to complain about cold winters … really about 30 degrees is the closest we get to a cold moment here.  But, with the temps making their way back into the 80’s, I have to say, no scream … “THANK GOD SPRING IS HERE!!!!”

The boots are going away, the sweaters are back in their storage bags and my toes are enjoying not being wrapped up in suffocating socks and stockings every day; they are happily wiggling away while back in their proper place, my flip-flops. I feel like a butterfly breaking out of a cocoon … I was meant to wear sandals and dresses every day.  Really, no kidding, sweaters, jackets and boots suffocate me. God moved me to Florida at age 5 because he knew …

The end of winter in Florida does come earlier than the rest of the country, but, let’s face it, that is why we live here.  Forget the upcoming 90-degree weather, hurricanes and ongoing dependence on air conditioning, these next few months of sunny, warm and joyful weather are what we all live for each year.

So, while walking around this weekend, I could not help but take a few shots of the beautiful blooming flowers and green that is all around to share with you.  Especially if you are one of the many unlucky souls still looking up at gray skies.


Julia Montgomery Stewart

Nicknamed “Julia Child” at a young age, our own Julia is most at home in the kitchen. Lately, she has combined her culinary talents with a new hobby—fitness and healthy living. As a result, her recipes reflect an intriguing balance between eating well without sacrificing flavor. Outside the home, Julia is a consummate event planner, and spent the first ten years of her career as a publicist before expanding her portfolio of talents with the launch of Live Pretty in 2010. Balancing the busy demands of career and family, Julia lives with her husband and daughter in Orlando, Florida. In addition to her work in marketing, she serves a number of community organizations and initiatives in Central Florida.

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One Response to “Spring: Lovely, Lovely Spring”

  1. Roseddy — February 28, 2011 @ 2:47 pm (#

    BEAUTIFUL! My toes were done this weekend and flips are out and being worn. We went to the Honeymoon Island Beach this weekend on the west coast of FL. Boats, sunshine, cool breezes, bathing suits, sunscreen and sand. Was glorious. I agree. We are so blessed to have a gorgeous EARLY spring.


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