Monday, November 3, 2014

What is Happening Here In Florida

Well, it is that time of year again.  The weather has turned cool (or freezing as the case was this year), the leaves have change, shorts are replaced with long pants and coats came out of the closet for most of the country.  Instead of going to the beach or the pool for relief from the hot sun, there are long walks to admire the changing scenery.

But here in Florida the weather only changes from too hot to breathe, to just hot.  There are no real changes in clothing, just the need for the air conditioning to be running all day to part of the day.  We are still trying to escape the heat and nature doesn't have any real perceivable changes for us to admire.  For Floridians fall means something entirely different.  In Florida we have the annual migration.  

This is the time of year when birds flock down from the north to soak up the sun.  We get just about every type of bird one can imagine but I'm not talking about just any type of bird.  The bird I'm talking about, brings tourism (and traffic) to all time highs.  Yes folks, I'm talking about snow birds.

For those of you not versed in what a snow bird is, I will explain.  They are the people, usually retired (but not always), who travel from their homes in the northern states that travel to Florida to live during the winter months in order to get away from the snow, sleet and ice.  Just like the birds they are compared to when snow and ice melt they leave us to return to their northern homes.  

So to all you snow birds I have this to say - Welcome to Sunny Florida may the sun always shine to warm you. 


1 comment:

  1. it has been three years since i have spent the winter there...sometimes i miss it...i prefer the changing of the seasons...but one in a great while FLA is hot!! lol