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May Day ~~~ Tra! La!

May Day ~~~ Tra! La!

It’s the First of May! Whoopie! It’s a day that (for me) symbolically signals the beginning of Summer… The Sweltering…..Steaming…..Sauna…..of a Sub-Tropical-Summer in Sunny Florida… I could celebrate the First of June as the summer’s symbolic start… But the first of June is the beginning of Hurricane Season……. …..so, I’m not too thrilled about celebrating “that” one… ~~~~~~~So, the First of May it is~~~~~~~ Tra!  La! Today was sunny and cool with a brilliant blue sky… I hope it bodes…

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It’s Caterpillar Season

It’s Caterpillar Season

  Yippee…….(!)… It’s an annual event……… Something to look forward too…..(?)… IT’S………………………CATERPILLAR SEASON!!!!!!! They show up every year on or about this month……. …………………but is it really something to look forward too?…………………. At a certain point these caterpillars love to drop on you from the trees above you……. …..some people are allergic to these creepy bugs……. …..just look at the spiky…hairy…sticky-out thingies all over them…….(!)… …..I suppose I should do some research on these boogers……. …..I don’t even know what…

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Opportunistic Papaya

Opportunistic Papaya

I didn’t plant it… It just showed up… …..and kept growing… …..and growing… …..and growing…… I don’t remember even buying a papaya anytime during the last year… …..but someone in the area must have……. …..and then aided by some low-flying, papaya-fed, digesting bird……. Voila! …..Papaya Tree! …..actually I’ve discovered, it’s not a tree……. …..it’s an herb….. What!?! …..well then, it’s a really big herb. ***More Information Than You Ever Needed To Know About Papayas*** Our “tree” is over two-stories tall…

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And This Little Piggy………….

And This Little Piggy………….

  Prior to Suzanne-Annette’s encounter with the Florida Panther a couple of days ago……. A couple of days before that, I had a big surprise. It was a backyard encounter with a sizeable herd of wild pigs……. Usually I find myself defending this farm in my underwear or pajamas…….at least this time I was fully clothed.  Patrice was faithfully at my side…….so there’s a plus……. It was in the broad daylight of mid-afternoon…….no sneaking around in the dark of night…

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We Just Think We’re In Charge

We Just Think We’re In Charge

    When you’re emptying your dishwasher, watching your big screen TV, or sorting laundry from the dryer…….you think you have all of your ducks in a row…….all in the comfort of your air conditioned home… Then you get a phone call like this………… My road-trip friend, Suzanne-Annette had quite the story to relay. S.A. has a number of horses and cows.  Her property is also very close to the Withlacoochee Forest and River. Like I’ve said before——-Florida is not…

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I Didn’t Miss It…

I Didn’t Miss It…

  Hot Air… A Lot Of Hot Air… But maybe it’s all been productive……….at the very least it’s kept me off the streets and running in traffic… I have been writing this journal/blog-thing for over TWO/2/Dos/II/Deux years now!?!   Go figure…………. I’m not saying it’s been great writing, or even enduring prose…………….. ……….what does amaze me is that the hot air doesn’t appear to be abatting(?) How can one person write about nothing for over two years……….? (Have you noticed…

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Weather & Sundry Things

Weather & Sundry Things

  I wanted to use the word “assundry” in this post’s title…………..but apparently there’s no such word(?)………………just like “snuck”………………go figure… Hmmmmmmm.  You learn something new everyday. But I like snuck and assundry and supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. I can make them work. ~~~~~~~~~~ Well, Florence has made landfall and done her damage.  She continues to down-grade and idle inland while dumping gallons of rain in her wake.   Tropical Depression Helene is still doing pirouettes in the Atlantic. Tropical Depression Joyce is going…

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Florence

Florence

  My heart goes out to those who are in Florence’s path. Geez………………………………………… She could have jogged left originally and aimed in our direction so easily. I remember the hours leading up to Katrina……………….we didn’t know if it was us or them.   Us or them…       That doesn’t give me any kind of relief………………..the people lives, the animal lives, the way of life for so many… We just put one foot in front of the other on…

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Weather Report

Weather Report

  Just checked in with the Wunderground Weather site for the day. It’s a daily must. We got Florence.  We got Isaac.  We got Helene.  They are all just swirling away out there in the Atlantic. It looks like, at least, Helene will twirl all by herself out in the middle of the ocean. I’m keeping my eye on Isaac……………and Florence looks bad. Not necessarily bad for us here in the Gulf of Mexico. But bad for further up the…

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September’s Here!

September’s Here!

  Autumn is just around the corner. That’s what the pretty pictures on the calendar show. I’m glued to the Wunderground Weather site on the computer. So far there’s TD6 (Tropical Depression) that I’m watching. It’s fairly quiet off the west coast of Africa, so far, but………………..ssssshhhhhhhhhh… It can all head south so fast when you’re not watching… Oh wait………………….now there’s TS (Tropical Storm) Gordon churning up the Gulf right now…………………..how does that happen so fast!?! Where was Gordo yesterday?…

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