Tag Archives: Gulf of Mexico

The many hues of Watercolor’s flower and water gardens

By Lynn R. Mitchell

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Watercolor, Florida, is a planned 500-acre resort town along Scenic Highway 30A on Florida’s Panhandle, dreamed up in 1999 on property owned since 1929 by the St. Joe¬† Company. Made to emulate the style of timeless Southern homes, it features wraparound porches, metal roof overhangs, columns,wooden siding, and screened outdoor spaces.

There are retail shops and restaurants but perhaps my favorite part of Watercolor is the town park featuring a mosaic tile waterway and brightly blooming seasonal flowers along with green spaces, walking paths, shade trees, and park benches to slow the pace.

Watercolor 2All flowers, trees, and shrubs are identified with placards for those who wonder about the bright red flowers (impatiens) or the clustered yellow blooms (lantana).

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Southern sunset

By Lynn R. Mitchell

12Sunday night’s sunset over Florida Panhandle and the Gulf.

Photo by Lynn R. Mitchell

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Family, sand, and sun along Florida’s Gulf Coast

By Lynn R. Mitchell

 

??????????Autumn this year included taking some time to spend with our family along Florida’s Gulf Coast. White sand, sparkling emerald-colored water, temps in the 70s, and sunsets every evening made for the perfect family getaway. Even though they’re now grown, the kids are in the water throwing a Nerf football … some things never change.

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Gulf sunsets

By Lynn R. Mitchell

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Sunset over the Gulf of Mexico – October 2014.

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