Well, most of my blog buddies know by now that I LOVE living in Florida. And yes, we chose to live here! But I realize living in Florida is not for everyone. When we were able to close our business and retire, we did our research and traveled to several parts of the country before we decided to make our home here. I think someone should spend time in Florida before they make the big move. It’s hot. It’s humid. The sun is BRIGHT! lol ( I have bright blue eyes and have to wear sunglasses and a cap every time I go out)
But oh the benefits of living here if you love getting out in nature.
I’ll just describe one evening…Monday evening of this week. It was 82 degrees with a breeze. Hubby went outside to light the grill at 5:30pm. We had a rib eye steak to grill, I had new potatoes and fresh asparagus from the Farmer’s mkt. to cook. (I sautee the aspargus, cook the potatoes in the microwave for a couple of minutes, then at the last minute, add butter to the pan of asparagus and add the potatoes to brown them) We had a good bottle of Cabernet to compliment the meal.
Hubby looked up in the sky and saw a large flock of storks overhead.
They appeared to be circling the little pond near our house. (about a block away)
So I put on my Tevas…grabbed my camera…and RAN one block to watch them land and start preening themselves.
Back home, we had a wonderful meal.
And for an ‘after dinner walk’…
back to the pond!
They were even closer and I startled them…
and they startled me!
It gave me such a thrill to see these beautiful Wood Storks!
And that’s just ONE of the reasons I love living here.
I’m joining Saturday’s critters HERE
and I’d Rather B Birdin’.