Climate change is doing some nasty things around the world. For instance, here in the US, California is suffering through a long, nasty drought which is hurting millions. In 2013, Australia suffered a killing heat wave. Then there was the frigid temps of the polar vortex in the upper Midwest that same year; that’s what finally made me decide to move.
Here in south Florida, we just went through a hotter, more humid summer than usual. I spent a lot of time inside with the air conditioner. I got a little tired of it, but I never once wished I was still up north. They are enjoying fall now, with the attendant cooler temps and turning leaves, but in two or three weeks, it will be cold and winter will set in and stay until next May. The hell with that!
I’m grateful every day I live in Florida. 🙂 It’s fall here, too, and yesterday I rode the scooter to the store to pick up food for Suki. It was nine in the morning. I was wearing shorts and a T-shirt, and there was the slightest bite in the air. That’s how we know it’s fall. On the coldest days in January, I’ll only need my heavy hoodie.
Suki and I visited the lake house earlier this week. R and I sat in the lanai and killed a bottle of wine, watching the sun set. I took this pic of Suki in the lanai. R has done some wonderful landscaping work on the house since he returned from his trip to Wisconsin. I’ll have to take a pic of the front of the house; it’s gorgeous.
Have a terrific weekend! I know I will. 🙂