is what the first day of autumn looks like in Cape Canaveral:
The beachside euphorbia cyathophora, commonly known as “dwarf poinsettia” or “painted leaf” are now blooming on the dunes, a hint of winter to come here on the coast.
Each season brings us different flora:
Here’s winter’s offering (February), the Beach morning glory (Ipomoea pes-caprae)
Early Spring brings graceful sea oats…
…And the tiny lavender tinted bay bean rose, or “beach bean.”
We’ve been very fortunate thus far this hurricane season. We’ve until November’s end to get us through this year, when we will collectively breathe a sigh of relief until next June.