And rain, too. Tropical storm Isaac left us with an ample amount of each.
The 5 year old getting in one last bicycle ride before tropical storm Isaac brings more serious rain.
More rain. So we baked cookies, which the 4-year-old insisted on decorating pre-bake with the last remnants of his *ahem* Valentines Day candy.
Emily turned the world to monochrome while she passed over us. She managed to produce a solid squall – high winds and buckets of rain. I was glad it was a short one.
The sky threatened for two days. All we got was a halfhearted drizzle.
An incomplete dryer session combined with the first rainy afternoon we’ve seen in ages led to this. The 4-year-old had a ball.
The clouds brought along a beautiful breeze this evening – a very welcome reprieve from the heat.
It seems the trees here have been dropping like flies this season. We found several eastern carpenter bees had bored their nest into one that was felled by yesterday’s storm. Sorry to have demolished their home…
Our goal to go Anywhere North of Georgia became a reality this morning. I’m fully aware there is no guarantee for a cooler summer until we reach Newfoundland, but we were at least temporarily rewarded. As if we had ordered it from the weather menu, South Carolina welcomed us with a cool breeze over the water. This lighthouse is on Hilton Head Island. In the haze. YAY!!!
47 degrees (8°C) this morning (45°F/7°C with windchill!) and I’m eagerly anticipating the spectacle on these rare days where Miami comes out in its winter best. I think the average cold weather outfit in this town dates back to the mid-90s, with some valiantly, permanently stuck in the 70s. But hey, flannel is back and vintage is huge!
I’m dying to go outside to see what has emerged from the stuffy deepest corners of closets all around the city, but I’m afraid that upon viewing last year’s local winter wonders I felt compelled to donate my 10 year old winter jacket to Goodwill. And you know 47 is pretty cold for someone who does not own a winter coat.
So I think I will save my 5 year old sweater dress/long sleeve tee/super large scarf, paired with jeans and 10 year old boots (I know, but it’s COLD, though – and they do have buckles…) plus BRAND NEW arm warmers until around 10 am, when accuweather tells me it will have heated up to a just barely more humane 54…