February in Bloom

A quick update for a quick month.
I fill my pockets with calamondins every time I walk by.

It feels like we skipped past winter and spring. We spent some bright sunshiny days working in the yard. Still so much to do but the trees are thriving.
My garden buddy. I planted ground cherries and gopher apples for her. Chambeyronia macrocarpa, one of my favorite palms, which emerges red and slowly turns dark green, and dances around my kitchen window.Raccoon party on the riverbank.Last weekend we saw the premier of Path of the Panther at Tampa Theatre. It was breathtaking. Carlton Ward, Jr. is an eighth generation Floridian who works with National Geographic to document the endangered Florida panther and its critical habitat through the Florida Wildlife Corridor. I have so much admiration for the work of this native son. It’s playing at theaters all over Florida. I hope you’ll go see it.


8 Comments February in Bloom

  1. Mary Ann February 28, 2023 at 3:04 pm

    A Calamondin recipe to check out is in the old Indian River Cuisine cookbook. Great Gma Sara used to make it. The peels are rather sweet in contrast to the sour/spicy fruit.

    1. suwanneerose February 28, 2023 at 5:55 pm

      Is it the calamondin cake? I just added that recipe to the Summerlin Family Reunion website. Let me know if you have any others I should put on there. I’ve been using them in drinks and salad dressings, and I nibble them peel and all while I walk around. That flavor takes me right back to grandma’s yard!

      1. Mary Ann March 4, 2023 at 11:49 am

        Yes! She made the cake and the marmalade.
        Also from Gasparilla cookbook the Calamondin conserve .

  2. Misti February 28, 2023 at 4:24 pm

    Such dreamy February photos. Oh, how I miss this time of year in Florida. I’m hoping Path of the Panther ends up on streaming like Deep in the Heart did last year.

    1. suwanneerose February 28, 2023 at 5:50 pm

      Yes, you’ll love it, all your old stomping grounds. It’s going to be on NatGeo and Disney+ this spring. I need to watch Deep in the Heart, and just saw I can get it on Prime.

  3. Julie March 1, 2023 at 11:41 am

    Beautiful pics, Danielle! It’s starting to be my favorite time of year. I see raccoon prints every morning by the river too. Wonder what they’re up to!

  4. Jane March 1, 2023 at 4:09 pm

    They go down to the river to wash their food.

    Great garden buddy Danielle! She must love you for planting food for her.

  5. Jimand Carol March 1, 2023 at 8:59 pm

    Thank you. We enjoy hearing from you. Jim & Carol

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