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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

1/06/2010 Outdoor Wednesday #52

This week I am posting photographs taken at Lake Hollingsworth, Lakeland, Florida, December, 2009.

Photograph One: Four trees in Lake Hollingsworth, Lakeland, Florida. Did you notice the fall colors?

Photograph Two: I found this interesting pier. Honestly, I have never seen a dock like this anywhere before. Did you notice there are more autumn colors in the background.

Photograph Three: Close-up of palm tree growing sideways. The trip to visit Lakeland, Florida was a nice day; but turned cloudy. The next four days it rained, and rained and rained some more during our visit to Orlando, Florida area in 2009. We have been lucky in previous years because it has always been sunny and warm for our visits.
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  1. Beautiful Florida! I visited the Orlando area last spring...and also the Keys! That sideways tree is quite amazing!

  2. I loved seeing this, Joyce! Lakeland is a beautiful city, and this is a beautiful lake. One thing that fascinates me about that area of Florida is all the lakes! They are lovely. Thanks for sharing...

    Happy Outdoor Wednesday to you!


    Sheila :-)

  3. Oh Wow!
    I thought that palm tree had blown over.
    that is wild it is growing sideways and so low to the ground.
    Neat pics!
    Thanks for popping over to Bainbridge!

  4. Wow beautiful shots Joyce.
    Thank you for sharing.


  5. I've lived in the Tampa Bay area before moving here and I never noticed fall colors on the trees. You took beautiful photos!...Christine

  6. All so very pretty indeed, but I find myself liking the 'pier' photo best!!


  7. Florida is so beautiful, rain or not. I love the pier shot, and the tree growing sideways is amazing. I too thought it had blown over. Thanks for the visit, and yes luckily we had several flashlights (DH loves to light paint lol) Kathy

  8. As we drove through northern FL, I did notice fall colors! I was surprised! It looks beautiful-we had 30's as we hit the top of I-95but it was 20 at home! We went to Orlando for New Years one year and had high 70's-boy, were we lucky! Thanks for coming by!

  9. It may be cloudy, but it still looks warm. Too bad it rained. Liking that pier...
    Living it up at Lakewood,

  10. Beautiful views from Florida. We have docks like that in Southern California too ... methinks it's a warm weather coastal thing. Thanks for the applause at Happily Retired Gal ... I'm still smiling ;-)
    Hugs and blessings,

  11. Beautiful, even with the cloudy skies. They provide a certain serene moodiness. Love the photo of the pier. That would be an excellent one for framing. =)

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

    Happy Wednesday to you!

  12. Your photo of the trees growing right out of the water helped me realize why this is called Lakeland!! And I love the photo of the palm tree growing sideways. That would make a whimsical framed piece!!

    Sorry about your bad weather. Hope you had a good time otherwise!


  13. The photos are beautiful even if it was raining but is was not pleasant for your trip.
    The sideways tree is an inspired composition.

  14. I've never visited Lakeland but it's sure named appropriately. I love that palm tree growing sideways!

    Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

  15. I have never been to Florida so I'm intrigued! It's so cool!

  16. Great shots! Everyone seems to be experiencing colder weather this year!
    Happy OW!

  17. I see those fall colors in the background. Like us in the West, we have late fall and do not get the snow unless we go to the mountains.

    Very interesting photo of the pier.

    Sorry, it rained.

  18. Florida has some very pretty scenes. I really liked the ones you shared today.

  19. wow nature at work can take a place by storm quite easily

  20. Fall colors in Florida? Who knew?
    It is nice to see something I didn't expect to see.

  21. Wow, such lovely pictures and such a beautiful place!

  22. What interesting photos. They are beautiful as well.

  23. Yep, I see the Fall colors. As another Florida gal, we know that it's not nice and warm this year! Brr, I've never been so cold.

  24. Beautiful photos especially the side-growing tree!

    Nice visiting with you!
    Kindly, ldh