June in Bloom

The longest days of the year brought the best sunsets of the year.Spectacular evening skies. It paints the mangos and frangipanis in a rainbow glow. I love walking around the yard basking in that light. Of course mosquitos are swarming during this summer evening magic hour. Otherwise it would be too perfect. Pine Island is mango heaven right now. The whole neighborhood is filled with mango trees dripping with fruit. The Valencia Prides are especially showy. They grow as big as oaks and the mangos are exceptionally colorful. Like rainbow sherbet. These are Keitts, which won’t be ready for a couple months but they’re almost as big as my head. 
Nam Doc Mais, not as colorful, but such a sexy shape.Our mango obsession baffles him. Those are all the Glenns and Valencia Prides that hit the ground overnight. 
Gloriosa lilies are the coolest. My grandma gave me a cutting years ago and now they’re climbing all over. Thanks for another amazing plant, Grandma Polly! A bad photo of spoonbills on a sandbar. These birds are skilled at evading amateur photographers like me (low light, bouncy boat). Pink birds make me so happy.Hope your summer’s off to a great start, too. See you back here soon for more mango and fish recipes.









10 Comments June in Bloom

  1. Evangelia June 28, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    Beautiful and so refreshing. What stunning sunsets…flowers and the mangos! Thanks for bringing sunshine into my day. Hope your kitty is feeling better.

    1. suwanneerose June 28, 2018 at 4:48 pm

      Thanks, Evangelia. It’s been rough for the little guy. I’ll bring you some of these beautiful Pine Island mangos soon!

  2. mark June 28, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    the pollution makes for pretty sunsets (what can I say, I am having a tough day)

    1. suwanneerose June 28, 2018 at 5:36 pm

      I feel you. Hopefully a bunch of these mangos and some Alaskan fishing will cheer you up.

  3. Julie June 28, 2018 at 8:28 pm

    Love this post. You live in such tropical loveliness! And those mangoes, oh my!

    1. suwanneerose June 28, 2018 at 8:50 pm

      Thank you, Julie! It’s flattering light and the height of Pine Island beauty, but it doesn’t compare to your spot on the Indian River. Can’t think of anything that does.

      1. Julie June 29, 2018 at 7:14 am

        Thanks Danielle. The Village has its annoyances like trains and planes, but it’s still one of the best places to live in the Fort.

        1. suwanneerose June 29, 2018 at 2:19 pm

          Yes, that train shakes my grandma’s whole house so much her silverware rattles! She sleeps right through it.

  4. Misti June 29, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    Mmm, all of those mangoes! So jealous!

    What a gorgeous sunset—-you are on a canal, too? Lucky!

    1. suwanneerose June 29, 2018 at 2:23 pm

      I wish we could spend all our days on the water, but most of our spare time is spent doing yard work. I bet you can relate.

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