It got so cold last night that the neighboring cypress swamp froze over!
In the midst of Florida’s 2010 freeze, we’re enjoying our own nature park here. Our front window looks onto a beautiful cypress swamp. The trees’ knobby knees poke up through the water. Spanish moss drapes down from palms and pines.
And a variety of birds serenade us with joyful song every morning. So far, we’ve seen a pileated woodpecker with a brilliant red head, bright blue jays, red cardinals (especially beautiful yesterday in the sleet), and owls, which I hear day and night. And a pair of statuesque sandhill cranes is be wintering here.
We’re also enjoying lots of fresh grapefruit and oranges picked from the trees here in the RV park. When I want one, all I have to do is pick it. Juicy and tasty!
Most days, the sun shines brightly, uplifting us with promises of warmth even though higher temperatures are days away.
It’s cold, but it’s beautiful. So we just keep layering on the clothes and saying, “Life is good!”