Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Just a few lines of latitude . . .

What a difference a few latitude lines make!
Photos taken February 16, 2010

Upstate New York:  42° 45' N     73° 48' W
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Orlando, Florida:    28° 33' N     81° 23' W


I'm way up here in the capital region of NY.

One of my daughters is in Orlando Florida.
(She had to go there for work and sent me these photos from her cellphone Tuesday morning).
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Both places are beautiful in their own way.
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Find loveliness wherever you are.
...even if it's in a daydream of Orlando...
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*Miss you Rachael ~ Wish we were there*

We're still enjoying the warm Valentine  Days of February
Tonight some fruit will be double dipping in melted dark chocolate

Dear Family & Friends,
I hope you're having a wonderful week!

Have you visited Sky Watch Friday lately?
You'll love what
did with their site!

27 comments:

Vicki said...

Hello, dear friend,
I have been watching the news about all the snowfall you folks up northeast have been getting. I think the snow is very beautiful! We get very little here in Central Texas, but we have had an unusually cold winter for us! Florida is looking good to me, too! Enjoy that chocolate dipped fruit, yummy! I hope you are having a good week! Vicki

Barb said...

Hi Maria, I'll have photos similar to yours and Rachael's by tomorrow afternoon - I'm flying from snowy CO to Sarasota, FL.

Farmgirl Cyn said...

No doubt, the snow is lovely. BUT...the palm trees look a sight prettier right now! Spring is just around the proverbial corner, yes?

Linda said...

Ah Maria, I love your grateful, contented heart. I won't tell you that it was sunny and in the 60's here today. Instead I'll just say if you want a bit of warmth and sunshine - come visit!
The funny thing about our weather is - there was ice on the birdbath yesterday morning! It changes so quickly!

Julie Harward said...

Thats what I have been doing today...dipping strawberries in chocolate! It is amazing how the weather differs..here, the elevation drops to the south of us and it can go from 35* to 50* in St. George...amazing! Come say hi :D

Marg said...

Now, which would I rather have, sun or snow? But then on the other hand...dipped strawberries in chocolate? Oh, I want them all..

Diana said...

Oooo I love your new look Maria, very nice. Kinda funny, my daughter is going on a business trip to Palm Springs, Ca. this weekend. I told her I was so happy for her. Then I told her I was just plain old jealous!!!
Love Di

Amanda said...

I love that you dipped fruit with chocolate... looks yummy and warm. I've been sending rachie pix from here every morning in response to her nice and sunny pics from FL. hehe. It's been a real blast! Love you mom

Cathy said...

You're right. It really is beautiful both places. But I think I'd like to be in Florida for a few days!

koralee said...

Wow....that is crazy. I wish I could just figure our weather out. Ours is so crazy this year too..poor poor Olympics..by the weekend it is going to hit 16c..spring like weather for sure. Hope your week is going well. xoxoxo

Teresa said...

Oh!
Have you made any SNOW ICECREAM?
I grew up making snow icecream.
Chocolate dipped strawberries sound divine!!
Delighted you are still celebrating the LOVELY Holiday of Valentine's!!
xxooxx

everything else thrown in said...

Hey Maria,
Love it that you guys are still enjoying Valentine's. The pictures make me want to go OFF my "healthy eating plan." Not that fruit and dark chocolate are unhealthy, mind you. It's just that once I start I wouldn't be able to stop. Enjoy your break.
Sweet blessings,
D.

Wanda said...

Your posts always evoke such warm and friendly feelings(a calm energy). You chose the perfect name for it, Maria!

Regina said...

Beautiful winter scenes and collage.
We don't have winter.

Regards Maria.

Regina said...

Belated Happy Heart's Day.

Roo said...

isnt it amazing!!!! we were in florida last month and wow....drove into our driveway to find SEVERAL FEET of snow. !!

God is a creative God and a God of diversity...hmmm...i think i am gonna have to write a post on that. ;) xo

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Loveliest post, Maria! Beautiful pictures, those colors... Over here we had a little bit of everything today, snow, wind and a bit of sun at the end of the day.
Enjoy!
Saskia

christalenergy said...

lovely photos.. :)
haven't seen any snow in Athens(Greece) this year...it's not even as cold as last year

Teresa said...

Sweet Sweet Maria...
How can you be so sweet?
Popped on to my blog to take a peek before bed...and there you were sending me sweet thoughts for tomorrow!
I thank you...
Oh how blessed I am to know such sweetness.
Thank you my friend.
love, Teresa
xxooxx

Pearl Maple said...

Oh yes, a couple steps east/west north/south can make all the difference.

Hope you are finding some fun things to amuse yourself with while waiting for spring.

RachaeL said...

Hi mom! That's so funny - I can't believe how much snow you all have gotten! I love that picture of the bench =).
Even though I miss you guys, I'm glad I'm still in Florida for the time being!!
-Rachael

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

My daughter lives in Orlando. I have to hear about this weather all the time:) She thinks it is cold there (it is colder than usual) and I keep reminding her of home!

Sue

Gunsside Norway said...

enjoy your winter collage, cold and beatiful ;)

Stine in Ontario said...

Ha! Yes, Florida is lovely but New York is beautiful! :)

Lorac said...

Yes both are beautiful Nice job on these pics!

Wren said...

The devil is in the details, even in longitude and latitude. Your photos look much like the scene outside my window even now, nearly a week later.

Kcalpesh said...

While both the places look beautiful, there's a wide contrast between the feel and weather...

Awesome comparative pics...