Florida painter, Everglades, Marco Island, artist Jo-Ann Sanborn


End of Winter
5x7, acrylic on board

Technically, South Florida and the Everglades have only two seasons, the wet and the dry. Despite yesterday's rain, the wet season will not start until May, and will last through November.

However most of the resident population comes from "Somewhere Else" and that place had four seasons. We can see them and celebrate them here in Florida, too.

We've had a miserably cold winter and signs of spring are particularly welcome this year due to our prolonged cold weather. As the days lengthen, small signs of regrowth can be found below the cold damaged leaves in my garden. Tiny new roots, and spikes of bud sprays are begining to be seen. A friend gave me some lettuce plugs and they're thriving.

The Everglades prairie is loosing it's dry, grays and purples as the spring growth begins to appear, and the Cypress will be dressed in greenery by Easter. Don't forget to turn your clocks foward tonight. Although it's always hard to adjust at first, I'll enjoy the longer days of sunshine and warmth!

1 comment:

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I love your Everglades paintings in all seasons. Looks like Florida had a third season this year. Real WINTER!

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