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"Possibility and promise greet me each day as I walk out into my garden. My vigor is renewed when I breathe in the earthiness and feel the dirt between my fingers. My garden is a peaceful spot to refresh my soul." Meems

Welcome to my Central Florida Garden Blog where we garden combining Florida natives, Florida-Friendly plants, and tropicals.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Picture This: Sea Oats at Sunset

Sea Oats, Uniola paniculata, Longboat Key Beach, FL *click to enlarge*
Sea oats minus their summer spikelets of seed heads silhouetted against a breathtaking January sunset.

The good folks over at Gardening Gone Wild are the generous hosts for the monthly 'Picture This' Photo contest. This is my entry for September.

I guess I'm counting on this statement in the description of what Nan Ondra, this month's judge, will be looking for: "Anything from the grass family counts, so sedges, rushes, and true grasses are all fair game."

Good luck to everyone participating. Thank you to Nan and Gardening Gone Wild.

Scroll down for more on ornamental and tall grasses...


  1. this is stunning dear sis,
    you are mighty stiff competition.
    hope you do well.
    love you.
    happy september.

  2. This looks like a winner! Good luck. :-)

  3. These are all so beautiful, Meems, I don't know how you chose just one! But this photo really conveys paradise to me--watching a sunset on the beach; it doesn't get any better than that.

    All of these entries in the GGW contest have convinced me I need to plant some grasses in my garden!

  4. I can imagine sitting there. The photo draws you in. The view is glorious. Great entry!


  5. A breathtaking shot of Sea Oats at sunset! Good luck!!

  6. Thank you all for visiting and for your encouragement...

    This photo evokes peaceful memories of a beautiful evening on the beach with one of the most magnificent sunsets I've been blessed to share with my dear Mr. Meems by my side.

    The chairs were not ours but placed in the exact spot we decided to pull into on one clear January evening.

  7. Gorgeous photo, Meems... I love beautiful sunset pictures. Yours is one of the BEST.

  8. I love the feeling of that photo; it makes me want to be there. Good luck!

  9. I really love your picture! I always associate grasses with the beach so I think it's perfect.

  10. Meems, My friend, not only is that a stellar photo...It is a wonderful advertisement for Florida...Must plan vacation there soon! Good Luck. Congrats on your Blotanical nominations. Gail

  11. Beautiful sunset shot! I can just imagine sitting in the chairs, listening to the rustle of the grasses and the sound of the waves.

  12. wow looking so lovely.
    congrats meems, your blog nominated for lots of categories in 2009 blotanical awards. Best of luck!!!

  13. Awesome pic. of beach. Chairs draw you in.

  14. That's beautiful, Meems. Good luck!

    BTW, if you'll come over to my blog, there's an award waiting for you.

  15. Honoring all thoughtful comments over the past few weeks, I thank you, dear Meems. I leave your site in awe. Congratulations and good luck :0)

  16. What a beautiful photo. Congratulations on your nomination.


  17. Thank you ALL for visiting this glorious Florida beach with me through this photo. Welcome to new visitors... it is an honor that each you have come here. It is so nice to see each and every one... new and familiar.
    Have a GREAT weekend.


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