Jan 5, 2012

~ a walk through winter park

For some reason, when I'm on vacation, I seem to work out a lot more than I do when I'm home. I guess when I'm on vacation, I have less responsibilities and more time, duh. I also love to explore the area, and my recent visit to Winter Park was no exception. Tomorrow we'll take a look at some of the houses on my walk! Today, we'll start with my parents yard... to get the gorgeousness going!


My dad wished he'd taken the Polaris out of the pool.. I assured him no one would be looking at anything but that blooming fuchsia Mandovilla!


Seriously...

and here it is in purple...

The front yard

is a little something I like to call 


immaculate.


A magnificent Magnolia tree also in the front yard...

The brick paved streets add an unexpected charm not seen in many neighborhoods... 



And isn't there something about water that adds a vacation quality not otherwise achieved?


And of course the ginormous trees with moss galore...






It's a lot easier to get excited about a jog with this scenery!

Back to Mom and Dad's house...

Next up... beautiful houses on this very same walk...

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9 comments:

The enchanted home said...

Gorgeous home Jan and scrumptious and lush yard....love all the beautiful blooming plantations...so green. I can almost feel that warm balmy air, unlike the 12 degrees we have here. Looks soooo relaxing! Glad you had fun:)

Linda in AZ * said...

*** How beautiful!!! Is your Dad a "Master Gardener"??? SOMEBODY lovvvves taking care of this yummy piece of property!!! Sooooo pretty!

Linda in AZ *
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Victoria said...

Jan, Your parents' yard is nothing short of spectacular. It looks like their neighborhood is lovely as well. I cannot wait to see more.
All the best...Victoria

Jacki said...

That is just beautiful!!

Jacki

Karena said...

Jan, this is such a gorgeous property! I miss the flowering, lush Mandevillas from when I loved in San Diego. I cannot wait to see more!

Wishing You and Yours all the Best in 2012!
xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Acquired Objects said...

I love your parents alee of trees along side of their pool but don't the leaves end up in the pool? Your parents have a stunning yard and live in such a beautiful place. Love those brick streets they would last a nanosecond with our weather. Thank you for sharing, it's wonderful.

christy said...

So pretty, so nice to see all that greenery and its so well manicured. My parents lived in Jupiter until last year, and I really miss visiting them there and having a good excuse to get down to Florida.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

They sure live on a beautiful street. The yards are immaculate and I love that look. I wish ours was a whole lot smaller so I could get that look.

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Gorgeous homes. I want to move on that street. So pretty...