July… Thick, rainy, hot, steamy July.
The lighting and thunder arrive each day, shaking us a bit and reminding us that we are small and not really in control of anything.
Those of us who stay here in Florida for the summer are a special breed.
“Heaters” is what I call us.
Mainly we are here because we work through the summer months.
Some of us still play tennis and golf no matter what the temperature….
Soaking in the humidity and sweating out every little thing in our system.
I love the heat. I wake up early and sit outside to see the quiet morning slip into a new day.
After the rain passes through in the afternoon I sit outside soaking in the sultry evening air drinking chilled white wine, instead of my favorite thick red, eating Cheez-its.
It’s pretty glamorous.
Last week I saw this incredible double rainbow right after a terrible storm.
No designer has ever come close to making something this spectacular.
Heaters get to see amazing things like this here in summer…
Double rainbow, Sauvignon Blanc and Cheez-it’s? Gosh.
Heaters also get better tables at restaurants.
So many people are gone that those of us who live and work here can easily get a dinner reservation.
See! There are all kinds of fun stuff about Florida summers. Right?
As I write this, this heater is headed to Alaska for a quick break from the liquid sunshine of Florida.
Alaska expects rain each day… so I will not be home sick.
Perhaps after this visit I won’t ever want to spend another summer in Florida… but I doubt it.
Who would want to miss the little brown creepers that come each morning to the bird feeder in summer?
There is one more great thing about this season, the birds.
So as we heaters soak in the summer, don’t envy us.
The warm weather will still be here for three more months.
You can come back from the mountains and still get a last little snap of it.
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