The Beautiful Fall Colors in Florida
Fall colors in Florida are real, and they are absolutely stunning. Some people think Florida is either the Orlando theme park or the nightlife in Miami. To me, Florida means white sand beaches, clear turquoise springs, evergreen forests, and swamps with cypress trees covered in Spanish moss.
I have been in Florida for over six months now, and I discover something wonderful and new every week. Florida is much more than we could imagine.
When I arrived in mid-May, it was hot and humid, it rained almost every day, and the coastline and the tropical forests were beaming with buzzing insects attacking mercilessly, even through my clothes. But most importantly, I found thousands of shorebirds, many of them I had never seen before.
Then came the hurricane season with powerful storms, flooded swamps, and marshes. I enjoyed each stage, but I never expected to see the autumn in Florida.
Fall foliage in Florida is not easy to see. It arrives later. In some places, you can see it as late as in December. The further north you go, the easier to see the fall colors. But I never expected to experience how this tropical scene transforms itself with autumn’s reddish, yellow, and ochre colors.
Seeing the swamps with red cypress trees covered in Spanish moss was a surprise! But if you add the colorful flowers, birds, alligators, bright spiderwebs, butterflies, and bees, this is something coming out of a fantasy book.
I ask myself how I never knew about this. When people want to see the fall foliage, they always think about going north, and they are right. This is amazing. But after the leaves fall, you should visit Florida and look for this incredible scenery.
I was very lucky to enjoy this experience this year, and it is something I will never forget. Let’s walk together to see what I found.
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