Turns out this phrase refers to several different countries and areas. Google it when you have some time.
I’m talking about Florida though. Although we had a rare couple of days waking up and going to sleep with clouds, that’s over! The sun is back, and the predicted high today will be 95.
I’m no glutton for punishment. That’s hot, and I plan to stay inside accordingly. Yesterday, I was over at R’s during the heat of the day. He was watering his many plants, and I tagged along. He was shirtless and perfectly comfortable. The sun beat on the top of my head and shoulders, and when I bent over, I felt it through my shirt. I quickly found the nearest patch of shade any time he stood in one place very long. He laughed at me, but acknowledged I hadn’t been here long enough to fully adapt.
R lives in a still-undeveloped area. There are houses, but all lots are one acre or more, and there are plenty of “wild” sections. One is right across the street. I took the camera over there and took a few pics. Bare land reveals what’s there: shells!
The first week I was here, R took me to his favorite nursery, which is owned and run by two people in their 80s. The man is hard of hearing and is starting to lose it, but she’s still sharp as a tack. It’s an amazing place, and I’ll post more pics from there soon, but I took this while we wandered the paths through huge stands of palms and plants. There are quite a few peacocks walking and flying about. It’s kind of amazing. They aren’t friendly in the sense they come over and say hello, but they don’t rush away, either. I captured a pair in this photo. Busy background, but that’s all I’ll ever get there. 🙂 It’s a jungle.
Have a great weekend!