While our trip to Florida has been a bit disappointingly unseasonably cold, meaning we've had almost none of what would be our normal beach routine here, we have enjoyed endless beauty of the floral variety. Visiting botanical gardens both here, where my in-laws live in Naples, and on our interlude to Miami, have been highlights of our trip for me! Here are some of my favorites.

Speaking of "flora", Frank and I just want out on a rare movie date to see Avatar (yes, for the second time). I just had to go see it again to be back in the visual delight of that jungle, if you've seen the movie you know what I mean! All of the details of the world that Mr. Cameron created in the movie, the bugs, glowing plants, floating mountains, it all just blows me away visually. My head is still spinning, I loved it!