I Love Blue Skies

Florida is known as the sunshine state. Blue skies with varying amounts of clouds is our norm. We have a dry season which is late fall and winter. Our wet season starts in May ususally and lasts all summer. Based on 51 years of data from 48 weather stations here, the average weather station in the state has 252 days during the year in which there is no rain, or 69 percent of the year. Some Florida cities here have even more sunshine than the average. St. Petersburg, Florida is known as the sunshine city. It has an average of 361 days of sunshine annually.

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April in Nashville, Tennessee

I met Marge decades ago at work in Nashville, when I was in my twenties. We hit it off, and she invited me home for dinner. For the next few years (until I moved to Florida), I was often sitting at the kitchen table with her and her family. Her oldest was a cute 10 year old named Teri. Needless to say time has flown, and Teri is now a grandmother. She’s a great help to her mother who is now in her eighties.

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A Walk To The Lake

I must say I am very tired. I am also bruised. Yes, I am still surrounded by boxes. I don’t mind taking my time unpacking, but I still don’t have my basic cooking equipment unpacked. I am using one large frying pan for everything. I have to find some pots today. Don’t ask me why, but I am craving potato salad, my potato salad not a grocery store’s salad.

Today’s photos were taken during a walk to the lake next to the condos. I hope you enjoy them. First is a view of the courtyard.

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Periwinkle in the Fall

Vinca is a genus of flowering plants in the family Apocynaceae, native to Europe, northwest Africa and southwest Asia. The English name periwinkle is shared with the related genus Catharanthus.

September in central Florida is still bright, sunny, and hot. The high temperatures are lower than August, and the low temperatures are in the 70’s (F) instead of August’s 80’s.

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