Sunday, November 6, 2005

I love this time of year ...

     We don't get a whole lot of color change around here in autumn but we do look forward to the end of hurricane season. It's great to see so many beautiful photos of fall color around J-land.          

     Thought I would repost my autumn in South Florida entry from last year, nothing much has changed. We are a little battered and bruised from Wilma but clean up is underway and must be under control within a month because South Florida is expecting a very special guest soon. Ummm Mort ... December or January?         

     Ahhh ... Autumn in South Florida.

         

                                                        It's almost like ...  

 

         Summer in South Florida

         

                                 which is very much like ...

 

          Spring in South Florida 

         

                             which is not all that different from ...

 

          Winter in South Florida

          

                                                                     LOL ...

     I guess that is why many people call this the land with no seasons. Of course I am exaggerating a little, we do get slight temperatures changes in the winter but nothing to write home (or J-Land about). The winter photo above was taken on January 1st 2004, Mandy and I spent the day sunbathing at the beach and feeding seagulls.

     I live in Boca Raton, in Spanish that translates to "mouth of a rat." To those of us that live here it translates to "paradise." Clean air, blue skies, gorgeous sand and surf Mmmmm ...  It doesn't get any better than this, but ... 

     I do adore Autumn Leaves and the crispness in the air that many of you are already beginning to experience. I will not be seeing that for myself this year so I will be living vicariously through you this fall. Through the words in your journals and the photos that you post.

     Here in South Florida, fall also means the return of the snowbirds Grrrr ... that means horrible traffic, long lines at the grocery store and 2 hour waits at my favorite restaurants. Oh the price we arewilling to pay to live in Paradise. Wouldn't have it any otherway!

     My  choice for J-link du jour is called Living Art    and is posted to the Judith Heartsong journal. Thanks for sharing your beautiful color with us today and everyday Judi.

                                       

12 comments:

oceanmrc said...

We've got color!  Or rather, we HAD color!  The winds blew all night and now it's pouring, so most of it has moved from the trees to the ground.  Check it out though:

ally123130585918 said...

The Colour's of Autumn are beautiful - but as previous comment said - most of the colour's are on the ground now.......Ally

cneinhorn said...

LOL, too funny!  We're having a lovely change of colors here at the jersey shore.

astaryth said...

This entry is sooo true. Although I am a little farther north, it is much the same. I have often spent my Christmas Day sitting outside and enjoying the sunshine. <g>
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sylviam4000 said...

We haven't had much colour this autumn in England. Due to the dry summer this year, a lot of our foliage turned brown and then crisp. We've had gales and lashing rain in the last 24 hours. I'm turning green with envy - do you a swap for 6 months? Keep laughing.
Sylvia

suzypwr said...

I will happily send you some crisp air. You are also welcome to all the pretty leaves in my yard, lol. We had winds with 60 mph gusts today, so it looked like it was raining leaves all day!
xoxo

ryanagi said...

You are severely tempting me to move again. LOL

nhd106 said...

Great shots...also made me laugh!   I have a nice autumn photo for ya in my journal...  from NY.  
Nancy : )

psychfun said...

Beautiful pix. Making me feel warmer but also wishing I was there right now! :-)

sassydee50 said...

Coy~Cute way to show the no change of season seasons down there! One season I know ya'll look for the end of is the hurricane one! Blessings, Sassy :-)

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judithheartsong said...

thank you Coy:) judi

luvmort said...

Now, I know you Floridians wear fur when it gets to seventy degrees. I have seen it. To you, that's like Canadian weather!