Posts Categorized: Florida

Dripping wet in the cold or Thermodynamics is fun!

Winter has come! After many fits and starts, we’ve had our extended stay of cold temps (down to the 50’s…gasp!) and so I dub this time, Winter. Before the temperatures dropped below livable (i.e., below 68), I managed to keep up my daily walks. On my final walk before the low 60’s arrived, I was… Read more »

Mothnado

The animal kingdom and I have a great relationship. Outside of a lone stare-off with a steroidal raccoon a few weeks ago, I can peacefully walk my 10-miles every day in total harmony with the possums, raccoons, coyotes (yup, I’m far enough west to have a few around), birds, squirrels and various dogs and cats…. Read more »

The fog! The Fog!

<Those of you familiar with Fantasy Island should imagine Tattoo calling out the above to Mr. Roarke> My love of life here in South Florida is without compare. It’s embedded in many of the posts on this blog. I’ll not repeat the litany of reasons once more. There is, though, a certain lack this time… Read more »

What a difference an hour makes

Finally, a hole in the weather after a week’s worth of unprecedented torrential rains. “Unprecedented”? In December; in South Florida? You betcha! The skies remained mean and the forecast grim, but I intended to “cheat” Mom Nature as much as I could by squeezing in whatever mileage I could get after being knocked off my… Read more »

That’s a wrap – 2015

Time for the annual post-Halloween wrap-up. What was good, what was bad and what’s next. Looking at the whole of the Halloween season, I can’t really find anything that falls in the “bad” category. That’s pretty incredible, considering everything that can go wrong, so we start out already in a good place. Let’s look at the… Read more »

Wait until next year

Heh. It’s not even Halloween yet and I’m already percolating ideas for next year’s display. I parked the car in a guest spot so I could check out this year’s layout to make sure it’s offering maximum effect as kids/parents walk by/up. As I gazed on my open driveway, I was taken by how much… Read more »

Webmaster

We’re at one week and counting, so it’s time to pull out the remaining supplies and finish off the Halloween display. That means…webs! I’ve decided on a different look for the front this year and it requires a new thought process on the webs to accent the show. Instead of a whole front covered in… Read more »

Never-ending battle

I will not go down without a fight. And neither will my decorations! There is an inherent danger in setting up for the holidays early; in my case, Halloween. Foremost on the threat list is the Florida weather. October has been a bad month for tropical storms and even without one, we tend to get… Read more »

Inflated ego

There’s no point in denying it. I love showing off for Halloween. I stand by my contention that I do it all for the kids, though. It’s not at all about me. But that doesn’t mean I can’t have fun. Decorating the house for Halloween has matured into a methodical and logical process. It first… Read more »