Many of my readers are aware that I have permanently relocated to Florida in the USA. People from the northeastern parts of the USA often think of Florida this time of year because of our warm, sunny weather, beautiful beaches, and numerous attractions like Disney World and Kennedy Space Center.
Having lived most of my life “up north,” I have some observations to share about Fall in Florida.
Autumn in the Northern United States becomes very colorful as green deciduous foliage turns red, yellow, and orange. Similarly, Florida becomes ablaze with colorful license plates when “snowbirds” invade! Being now a Floridian, I have a different take on the automobiles from everywhere clogging the highways as sun-seekers descend on the Sunshine State.
Those staying “up north” in Winter contend with cold, dampness, digging through snowfall and scraping ice from car windows. However, life in Florida remains pretty much the same in Winter except temperatures occasionally dip into the upper 70’s F.
The only things falling from above here are rain, Palm Tree branches, coconuts, and bird droppings! Let’s see, do I prefer being cold, shoveling snow, and scraping ice? Or do I prefer cleaning up Palm branches and coconuts? Hmmm, I will take the branches and coconuts!