Another hot, sticky, humid SW Florida summer is slowly winding down

Here’s a post that is a bit off my beaten path, but I need a wee break from all the minutiae that comes with putting together some of these detailed family-history-related stories.  A lighthearted post seems to be in order. Along with the backyard wildlife post I did not too long ago, here’s another post containing a little glimpse of summertime life in SW Florida.

Thankfully, September is the time of year when we start to see some light at the end of the tunnel: cooler weather (mid- to low-80’s) is on its way. Another six weeks and we should be home-free, at least until the end of April ’14. Florida definitely has its seasons, as anyone who lives here year-round can attest. I used to despise the summer months, but after living here for more than a decade—as hot, humid, and wet as the summers are–much can be said in their favor. They coincide with emptier beaches, less-trafficked roadways, fewer competitors for seats in local restaurants, magnificent cloud formations, dramatic thunderstorms, and lush green landscapes. You just learn to take things slow, avoid the hottest parts of the day, wear plenty of sunscreen, and always have a pair of sunglasses and an umbrella on hand. Thought I would share a few summer scenes, some with a bit of historical context… others just because.

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5 thoughts on “Another hot, sticky, humid SW Florida summer is slowly winding down

  1. It seems this morning is a bit cooler here in So. Fla. and blue skies; I don’t think the ground can soak up much more rain!

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  2. Love the frog peeking out. My brother, who likes to describe himself as a homeless man with a van and a bank account migrates in and out of Florida, heading north to the mountains of North Carolina in the summer and back into Florida in the winter. –Curt

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