Saturday, January 9, 2010

sleet in Florida?

We had some sleet here in Orlando. I could see the small balls of ice on both of our vehicles. Can you see them on the roof of my truck? They are very small and not very dramatic.

Here you can see the sleet better. It was not exactly beach weather. Just pity the poor tourists who spent a lot of money to fly to Orlando for vacation and this is what they are experiencing. They probably could have stayed at home and seen sleet and ice.

The rain froze into a thin sheet of ice on the truck. You can see it here as a mottles effect in the lower left corner of the above picture. By Monday it is suppose to be much warmer here in Orlando which will make the tourists happy. I can remember going to the beach in cold weather. The water was warmer than the air and so once in the water, I didn’t want to come out into the cold air. The ocean is nice and I miss it. I use to carry a bathing suit and towel in my car and sometimes I would stop at the beach after work. In the late afternoon, most people had left the beach and the sun had heated the water nicely. I use to like to lay in the shallow tidal pools because the water was so warm from the sun. Of course it helps to listen to some Jimmy Buffet music in the CD in the car on the way to the beach. It would definitely get me into the tropical mood. But right now, even Jimmy Buffet music can’t make the rain and sleet go away. But summer will soon be here and I will be able to go to the beach listening to Jimmy Buffet on the way. Unfortunately, I am in central Florida and the beach is on the coast so it is a hefty drive. But Seaside’s pictures are tempting and I will probably say “What the heck, surf’s up”, grab my swimsuit and beach towel and head for the beach, waves, and sand. Stay warm with a nice cup of hot chocolate (and don’t forget the miniature marshmallows). Lew

1 comment:

seaside said...

Even over at the beach, the hot chocolate is popular in cold weather. I had made the coffee this morning before the power went out. It went out serveral times in the morning. Finally, it is on tonight. I wonder if tomorrow the power will stay on or we will have power come on and off. Enjoy the cool weather because when it gets hot it will be really hot.