We've had a cold snap here that, I've been told, is rather unusual for the Panhandle, especially at this time of year. It has been in the high 40's and cold! Normally, back in Chicagoland, this wouldn't be very cold to me, but either I'm acclimating to Florida winters or it was just a very "wet" cold (or maybe because I think "Hey, this is Florida" so I don't wear a coat? Think that could be why?!)
Today, after snuggling under the clouds for a few days, the sun came out and I drove to the beach.
Imagine swimming in the ocean in 50 degree weather! Not me, but them.....(click photos to enlarge)
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I was born a reader. My first real "grown-up" book came from a school book fair when I was in the fourth grade -- Little Women. I still have it, 58 years later. As I became acquainted with the March girls, I came to identify with one more than the others. It certainly wasn't shy, timid Beth or proper Meg. Amy's love of art resonated with me, but at last, because she loved literature and writing and because of her independent nature -- although often awkward and outspoken -- it was decidedly Jo.