Spring is Here

Happy first day of spring! Everything’s in bloom (if you live in South Florida the blooming probably never stopped)—a perfect excuse to stop and smell the roses.

Florida's first lady Mrs. Haydon Burns in her flower garden at the mansion - Tallahassee, Florida

Florida’s first lady Mrs. Haydon Burns in her flower garden at the mansion – Tallahassee, Florida (1965)

 

Woman smelling the flowers at Pineland Farms in Delray Beach, Florida.

Woman smelling the flowers at Pineland Farms in Delray Beach, Florida (1958)

 

Young women pose for a photograph amongst the flowers at Sunken Gardens - Saint Petersburg, Florida

Young women pose for a photograph amongst the flowers at Sunken Gardens – Saint Petersburg, Florida (1964)

 

Unidentified Southern Belle in a pink antique dress smelling flowers at the Cypress Gardens theme park in Winter Haven, Florida.

Unidentified Southern Belle in a pink antique dress smelling flowers at the Cypress Gardens theme park in Winter Haven, Florida (1955)

 

Trellis over entrance gate to conch house at 923 Southard Street - Key West, Florida

Trellis over entrance gate to conch house at 923 Southard Street – Key West, Florida (2006)

 

Visitor photographing a Blood lily (Scadoxus multiflorus) at the Fairchild Tropical Garden in Miami, Florida

Visitor photographing a Blood lily (Scadoxus multiflorus) at the Fairchild Tropical Garden in Miami, Florida

 

Southern belle standing near bell trumpets- Cypress Gardens, Florida

Southern belle standing near bell trumpets- Cypress Gardens, Florida (1973)

 

Unidentified girl viewing flowers at Killearn Gardens - Tallahassee, Florida

Unidentified girl viewing flowers at Killearn Gardens – Tallahassee, Florida (1948)

 

Close-up view of roses at Florida Cypress Gardens in Winter Haven, Florida.

Close-up view of roses at Florida Cypress Gardens in Winter Haven, Florida (1970s)

 

Woman carrying a bundle of fresh picked gladiolus flowers at Terra Ceia Island, Florida

Woman carrying a bundle of fresh picked gladiolus flowers at Terra Ceia Island, Florida (1947)

 

Photographer's granddaughter Kerry Arquette watering petunias at the Palmer Nurseries in Osprey, Florida.

Photographer’s granddaughter Kerry Arquette watering petunias at the Palmer Nurseries in Osprey, Florida (1959)

 

People picking camellias

People picking camellias (1940s)

 

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