Thursday, February 18, 2010
I'm Not Aground.
Conspicuous by my absence ... I know.
It's been 3 days since my last post on the 15th.
Life has been a little too normal around here (not my normal).
The week has been a cold one with pretty steady icy breezes, so there's not much moving about when I do take the slow, usually crittery, way home. We've had lots of rain over the past week or two and the swamps are full. Roadside ditches are full. Retention ponds along the highway are full.
My pond is not full ... but, we have a substantial puddle.
This winter with it's extended cold periods and wetness is exactly what was predicted for an El Nino winter here in Florida, but even I, an admitted winterlover, am looking for just a few more degrees.
My wardrobe is not prepared for this.
When you live in a place like Florida, steady cold weather like this really does a number on your wardrobe.
I have ... um, ... maybe 6 warm, long sleeved shirts that are suitable for work and it's just not worth it to go buy some more, because (a) winter will suddenly end soon and (b) next winter will probably be back to normal and 6 warm shirts will seem just right.
The cold weather has brought us some cool bird congregations though.
The video below was made early one morning recently.
It's nothing to look at, but turn up your volume and enjoy the bird cacophony.