July 13, 2011

From Pennsylvania to Florida

That was a perfect traveling-by-car day! No traffic jams or any kind of delays, overcast eighty percent of the time. With all the stops it took me about 17 hours to drive the distance of 1,050 miles – from Pennsylvania to Florida.

Like many times before, I very much enjoyed driving through North Carolina. The landscaping along this state’s highways seems quite impressive to me.

On my way up north about a month ago I admired fields of yellow daylilies.

Yellow daylily

Yellow daylily

On my way home I enjoyed breathtaking views of groups of crape myrtle trees in full bloom. They were in all the colors: white, rose and red. The crape myrtle trees were bigger and bushier than I usually see them in Florida – and covered in blooms. Beautiful!! 🙂

Myrtle tree, covered in red blooms - at one of the rest stops in North Carolina

Myrtle tree, covered in red blooms - at one of the rest stops in North Carolina

At one of the gas stations in South Carolina I experienced the worst heat. It was windy – which usually helps – but this breeze felt like a hair dryer, set on high temperature – blowing in my face. I was really glad to continue my journey – and get away from that.

My last stop was at one of the Florida rest areas. I stepped out of the car, took a deep breath – and the whole place smelled like Florida. I can’t describe it – but it sure made me happy and put a big smile on my face.

The clouds on early evening Florida sky looked like fine silk. The picture below was taken from the car, while driving. I sure wish I had a better image of that exquisite sky that welcomed me while entering the Sunshine State…

Clouds like fine silk on early evening Florida sky

Clouds like fine silk on early evening Florida sky

And although I feel quite at home everywhere I go, it was wonderful to sleep in my own bed again!

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Daria

Daria is a SunFlower by nature, on a mission to shine the light of beauty and happiness on this world in the same way that the Sun spreads its warmth.

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