Is it really here?

What a difference from Monday to Friday:

Temperature: 69°F Relative Humidity: 47% Heat index: 67°F

More rain in the 2 days preceding this cold front than we got in all of October, and now the weather’s turned beautiful.

Looks like autumn has finally come a’knockin’!

It's still winter here

Check the calendar. It’s hard to believe, but true. South Florida really does have a winter, right there where it belongs (between December and March). This one seems to be longer than previous ones. We’re in the middle of yet another week of cold temperatures. Seriously! Daytime highs in the 60’s, nights in the 40’s. If you don’t think that’s cold, you haven’t spent a decade of your life down here bringing hundreds of capillaries to the surface trying to purge your body of unwanted heat. This adaptation to the heat, coincidentally, greatly improves the menu choices for the unofficial [...]

Day 28 moon clouded out

As expected, I was unable to get a shot of this morning’s waning crescent moon. The clouds from the approaching cold front were just too thick.

Try to see the moon through this!

So I’ll look forward to another opportunity to image the days I missed this go-round: 16 and 28. Not bad for my first attempt!

The Great Backyard Bird Count starts today, and runs through Monday, so I’ll be splitting time between the boy and the boids this weekend. Enjoy!

Clouds

Well, after that last post, which was fairly hardcore, let’s get back to something light and fluffy: clouds! Monday afternoon on the drive home, I was captivated by the fairly high clouds over Fort Lauderdale, just barely blocking the sun.

Unfortunately, while the clouds were captivating me, I was also a captive of the traffic. Couldn’t stop, couldn’t pull over, to get a better view. The best I could manage was this shot while stopped at a stop light (that has just turned green by the time my cell phone camera managed to process the shutter activation button):

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If it weren’t for all the rain…

When my wife and I visited Scotland more years ago than readers of this blog are invited to think about, we got great enjoyment from a weather reporter reminding us, in her bonnie Scots burr: “Remember–if it weren’t for all the rain, there wouldn’t be so many rainbows.” As tourists, we were still able to enjoy the spring showers, pedaling up [...]

The wet season is upon us!

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 an inch, and it rained again today, so perhaps our long dry spell is coming to an end. Rain is forecast for the weekend, too:

The rainy season arrives at last

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Fay's creatures

Well, Tropical Storm Fay has left south Florida, although apparently it’s STILL not done with the state, stalled out somewhere near Jacksonville. Our home rain gauge showed 4.5 inches on Monday, and a little over 3 inches on Tuesday, but only .16 yesterday, and none at all (as far as I know) today.

But what we did get out the bargain was an up close look at some beasties.

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