Florida Loves Oranges!

Citrus Slices

Glass of Fresh Florida Orange Juice

Glass of Fresh Florida Orange Juice

Harvey’s Groves Tin Sign

Orange World – “World’s Biggest Orange”

Melbourne Big Orange

Disney World’s Orange Bird

Florida loves oranges!  We have orchards full of fruit, great big orange buildings, and orange-themed toys and mascots. 

The citrus season is now in full swing.  Orange groves along the Indian River Lagoon between Cocoa and Fort Pierce grow some of the sweetest fruit in the world.  Peak sweetness is from December-March, when the juice tastes just like candy!  I stock up on fruit and juice at Harveys:  http://www.harveysgroves.com/   I hope you enjoy some “liquid sunshine” too.

The “World’s Biggest Orange” is in Kissimmee, Florida. The building is a well-known landmark for airplanes.  This family-run business has been shipping fruit and selling souvenirs since 1973:  http://www.orangeworld192.com/

Our local “Big Orange” is a landmark on U.S. 1 north of Melbourne.  In the 1960s it was home to the Chamber of Commerce, and was used as a place to give out orange juice to tourists.  Now it stands in front of a local Veterans’ Center.

The Orange Bird was an original character created for Disney World’s Magic Kingdom in 1971.  Recently the Orange Bird returned to Disney World’s Adventureland.  If you visit, be sure to try the delicious citrus swirl ice cream.  Fun vintage pictures and articles about the Orange Bird are at:

http://www.imagineeringdisney.com/blog/2012/3/20/florida-orange-bird.html

http://www.imagineeringdisney.com/blog/2012/4/17/florida-orange-bird-part-2.html

http://www.omniluxe.net/wyw/stt.htm

About Pam
Richard and Pam lived in the San Francisco Bay Area 14 years (1987-1999 and 2008-2011). They lived in Florida 13 years previously, until returning in July 2011 to present. They hope their photography will encourage you to get out and discover nature's beauty in your own backyard, parks, and wild places. Click on any pictures on this blog to see them full size with additional details.

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