I’m planning my escape. I need to leave this tundra, and the nearly 7 feet of snow that has fallen in just 3 weeks. It’s time to trade in the cold snow for warm sand, the negative wind-chills for balmy 80’s, the blizzard conditions for blue skies, and my tired snow boots for fresh flip-flops. Naples and Captiva . . . here I come!
Florida . . . just hearing the name brings a smile to my face. It’s a beautiful place and I enjoy every moment I am there with my family. It’s our little paradise . . . a time to reconnect with nature and enjoy the great outdoors once again.
What better way to start each day in Florida, then with a gorgeous sunrise. The colors start out subtle . . . almost like a watercolor.
But, then in a matter of seconds, the strong rays of the early sun briefly turns my surroundings into gold.
And everything begins to glow.
In fact, the wildlife is another favorite attraction in Florida. So many different species of birds in so many different sizes. From the cute and small . . .
To the large and stately . . .
But all with big personalities. Do they actually pose for me? I like to think so.
A day in Florida goes by fast . . . lots to see and lots to do, all while being outside on a “winters day.” My favorite part, however, is saved for last . . . the sunsets. Wow! I will never forget watching my first sunset near Naples Pier. The sky truly became on fire . . . more intense than anything I’ve ever seen.
Although my time in Florida may be short, I am sure to enjoy every bright, beautiful moment . . . for I know at home a stark world of white awaits me.