A Storm & A Birthday

As usual for August in central Florida, we’ve had rain and some storms in late afternoons daily for several weeks. Moisture builds up in the air over the Gulf of Mexico, and in the afternoon it moves east onto land.

Sometimes it gets in the way of things you want to do in the afternoon. Most people I know carry an umbrella in the car because you never know.

My friend Carolyn had a birthday last week. Her husband surprised her with a beautiful bouquet.

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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

36 thoughts to “A Storm & A Birthday”

  1. The clouds are gorgeous. I love a summer rain. Just as long as there is no damage to people’s property or to people, I could sit and watch a summer rain for hours. It is so relaxing. Happy belated birthday to your friend. Her flowers are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing at #aclwcc.

  2. That birthday bouquet is so pretty! We always associate freak afternoon storms with Florida; we got caught in more than one downpour on various trips. Luckily they were never very harmful but we have some great family stories from them.

  3. Your photos of the approaching storm are incredible. A lot of drama going on in those skies Carol. Happy Birthday to Carolyn and that is a gorgeous bouqet her husband gave her. Your photos show them beautifully. Thanks for the share Carol, have a happy rest of the week.

  4. The dark skies already spoke when I saw the photos. Didn’t look very nice. But the bouquet your friend received from her husband was really beautiful and the birthday must have been very cozy too. Greetings Tine from the Netherlands, South Holland

  5. The other night we had a vicious storm that went through the entire night from 10:00pm until 8:00am. The rain was heavy, loud thunder and scary lightning. Around our area and even in the Metro airport was flooded and planes were cancelled. Last night we had another bout of this rain, thunder & lightning. This is crazy.

    Cruisin Paul

  6. Nice flowers!!
    When I lived on the gulf coast, same thing in the summer, often. It would rain almost every afternoon. Everybody had an umbrella.

  7. That was a very dramatic stormy sky! I remember the lightning storms I experiences on trips to Florida–they were amazing! Happy birthday to your friend,

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