This is the first time in twenty-five years of living in Florida, that I heard the local media describe the weather as rainy and raw.
It’s also the first time I heard about authorities closing 100 miles of Interstate 10 in north Florida due to a winter storm. I imagine they don’t have the snow and ice removal vehicles that the north uses.
I’ve also heard that Atlanta is practically shut down.
I don’t live anywhere near Interstate 10 or Atlanta. Today, I’m content to live where it’s rainy and raw. It dropped twenty degrees from yesterday. I know you northerners probably don’t want to hear this, but the temperature drop is fine with me, because it’ll be beach weather again by the weekend. Not that I spend time at the water’s edge with the sand and sun, because I’m not on vacation.
Nature is fascinating. It does what it wants to do when it wants to do it, and we have to buckle-in for the ride.
As I mentioned in my vortex blog, I grew up in Chicago enduring the frigid temps the north is experiencing now. Twenty-five years ago, my husband and I were relieved to escape those brutal winters. Funny thing happened, once we moved, the winters got milder up there.
Now, nature has taken another reverse step, and the earth’s temperature hasn’t risen in fifteen years. Guess I’m finally in the right place at the right time.
The day it snows in my neck of the woods, I’ll be convinced the apocalypse is drawing near.