• Saturday Stroll-with rain

    By / May 23, 2009

    This morning’s stroll, according to the radar, should have been safe. It had been raining off and on all night, but the radar images clearly showed that the rain bands that had been coming on shore all morning were petering out, and the last ones had already moved through our area. Heh. So much for… Read more

  • It’s raining cats and…frogs?

    By / May 22, 2009

    Unfortunately, given the precipitous worldwide population crash among frog populations over the last few years*, even though the rainy season has kicked into high gear here in Florida, I’m not hearing a lot of calling frogs. Anecdotal evidence is mounting as well. When we first moved into our house in Florida,

  • Wet season = swim season

    By / May 17, 2009

    The rainy season began last week in south Florida, a full 10 days ahead of schedule. But the swim season, which coincides pretty closely with the rainy season, officially began this weekend, courtesy of our friends Jennifer and Mark, their backyard pool, and their collection of pool toys. Everyone’s first swim can be tough, but… Read more

  • The wet season is upon us!

    By / May 15, 2009

    After a long, dry winter, it looks like the rainy season has come to south Florida a bit early. May 21 is the median date of onset of the summer season, with a good chance of it being up to 10 days early or late. Yesterday the house rain gauge showed nearly a tenth of… Read more

  • It rained yesterday

    By / December 3, 2008

    at Fern Forest. And when you visit this place after a recent rain, you have to be ready for anything: resurrection ferns bursting out all over the place, in various stages of rebirth:

  • Rainfall in August

    By / August 10, 2008

    Summer is the rainy season in Florida. This summer we have high hopes of a wet season, after a couple of years of drought. The winter was unusually wet, at least in the coastal regions, leaving our local wellfields quite full, although Lake Okeechobee, the region’s backup water supply, has been quite low for some… Read more

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