Wednesday, July 2, 2008
People who refer to Florida as paradise probably don't live here in July and August. It's hot and buggy and this morning we had a funnel cloud (yikes)but no tornado. Still,I kind of like the summer here because it's quiet and I get more writing done.
But I do have to schedule my writing and blogging around electrical storms which are frequent and the reason I'm late with my post today. There is something a bit over the top about Florida -- lush fragrant tropical flowers,over-large alligators and lizards that scatter when you step outside -- that make it exciting to write about. I never have to worry about describing the scenery because it so vivid and full of conflict. Take the smell for instance -- a combination of lovely gardenias and the smell of rot. It can rain here when the sun is out.
Sometimes though I think of Cape Cod and sigh.
at 4:41 PM