The wind blew as wild as these lovely lantana flowers grow on the day I attempted to snap these photos. When something catches a photography lover’s eye, relatively little will stop that person from trying to steal a capture.
I should have thought better of it though as the lantanas had significant trouble remaining still in the wind. It wasn’t easy to get my iPhone to hold still in my hands either. You may notice the focus ended up being a little off in some of the photos and I forgot all about using the focus lock.
This past Sunday was one of those windy cold days that Floridians call “winter.” We don’t like “winter” here and we don’t like any subtle hints of “winter” either. For a few years after moving to Florida, I’m convinced that I suffered from some sort of winter-induced PTSD… any reminder whatsoever of winter would bring about acute adverse reactions.
I’m doing a lot better these days. I can watch it on TV or see it in photos on Facebook without going berserk. That’s progress! Winter can be breathtakingly beautiful… that is until the out-of-control blizzards start… car pile-ups on the interstate… 10 feet of snow all in one day…
Anyway, back to the lantana… I’ve taken photos of this flower before: Florida flowers: Lovely lantana—interesting to see the color variations. Lantanas have many weed-like features. There are gobs and gobs to be found growing wild near where I work. I think the flowers are just beautiful though. I’m thinking that they have a short blooming season but will see how long the buds last.
Hope everyone is doing well. I’m slowly getting my mojo back! It went on vacation for a spell.