As Calvin so beautifully described in her recent post, fall has finally come to Southwest Florida. That means humidity has dropped from the 90th percentile to somewhere around the 45-60th percentile. Temperatures have fallen from the high 80s and low 90s to balmy 70s near 80 during the day. Evening temperatures are now in the chilly 50s, where they had been hovering around 75 and humid a few weeks ago. In fact, I turned off the air conditioning in the house and opened up all the windows yesterday. I can breathe again, and it feels glorious.
Other signs of fall in Southwest Florida:
- fully loaded car carriers arriving daily and clogging traffic as they disgorge their Midwestern cargo
- increased numbers of vehicles bearing out-of-state plates (Florida’s version of “zonies”)
- increased traffic everywhere, including in the grocery store
- the citrus market just opened
- the good produce stand just opened
- wood storks flying over my house
- ibises wandering through the neighorbood
- Lowe’s just put up its Christmas tree tent
- I’m planning my Thanksgiving menu
I really need to wrap the Jeopardy! posts, but I must tend to my mountains of laundry first.