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.





video

11 comments:

Suwannee Refugee said...

All of us Floridians are taking shelter next to any heater we can find right now. I would love to get out in my yak, but no way dude. Not now. Maybe in March.

Anonymous said...

Hi FC,

It also sounds like you're a bit afoul with all those birds. The cold weather doesn't help.

P

Anonymous said...

I'm back!

Ever heard of Florida Eden?

http://www.floridaseden.org/

A friend just emailed about this event. Haven't looked at thr whole website but looks kind of neat. I've always like the piece of property that they're holding this event at.

Patti

Floridacracker said...

Refugee,
Yeah, no yak until this biting wind lays down!


Patio,
"afoul" ... snicker.
Hey that event sounds pretty cool. Love that Macintosh area.

Sandcastle Momma said...

I know what you mean about the clothes. This many layers at a time makes me feel like the Michelin Man. I can be warm or I can put my arms down - but I don't have the right clothes for both LOL

Felicia said...

I rather enjoy the cold weather right now, and MUCH prefer it to our hellish summers! But I do sympathize with your wardrobe plight; I'm in the same situation. BTW your backyard birds sound like grackles and perhaps a few Red-winged Blackbirds mixed in.

Dani said...

*sigh* I am so not an indoor person. I like being outside like you. Hopefully the weekend will hold true and we'll have some nice weather.

Deb said...

I'd send you some long sleeved shirts, but we still need them here! -2 this morning but it will be above freezing by afternoon.

Love the grackleophony.

robin andrea said...

I think we might be having Florida's weather. Temps in the 60s and butterflies! Does that sound familiar? I hope it warms up soon for you, fc.

roger said...

that's one shirt for every weekday, and a spare.

Floridacracker said...

SandMomma,
And that's another thing... winter clothing makes me feel fat.


Felicia,
Exactly, and there were hundreds of them!

Dani,
Sposed to warm up! Hmmmmph! I'll believe it when I feel it!


Deb,
When do you NOT need them? LOL!


Robin,
60's and butterflies sounds just about right!


roger,
I know ... perhaps I'm a clothes hound!