I am having a little fun with this since I did the 52 weeks – but it is not yet time to start the new and I can’t use any image taken before Aug 1st for next set of themes. I really thought this is something that is just a hour drive away and many of us do not know it exists, so I wanted to post this to help make you aware of something we have not that far away.
I am selecting (tongue in cheek – because they bloom during the summer) the caladium aptly named Florida Blizzard. So to keep with the theme which said landscape – it is about the middle of the image – one of the lighter bands in the fields of color.
I drove to Lake Placid this morning hoping the rain would hold off as this weekend was the Caladium Festival there. It started on Friday and runs through today, with car show, air boat show, swamp buggies, arts and crafts, food (lots of food), music, and of course Caladiums. You might remember if you have been following my blog, I went there in about April and posted images of some of the murals. Since I missed the car, buggy and air boats (they were yesterday) I thought I might be able to make it between the showers scheduled for today. Well I was able to drive over there and walk to some of the booths before the sky opened up and I had to dash back to my car. I didn’t get to buy any and I only got a few images, but I did get out to the fields where they plant the caladiums in row after row of color.