Rain, Rain, Sun

A day or two ago we were talking about how dry our weather has been. We’ve been in Okeechobee, FL, over ten weeks. It seems as though we have had only one or two very light rainfalls. Winter is not Florida’s season for daily rains — everything was turning brown and grass has been disappearing.

Rain-washed streets

Rain-washed streets

It rained all night. I suspect it will take more than this to make any improvement to the landscape, but the rain is most welcome. Everything is wet and clean. The flowers are full of water. The streets are water-swept. This is the first time we’ve seen puddles in these streets.

Consistent with Florida’s slogan, “The Sunshine State”, the sun is out this morning and we’ll see another beautiful day. Yesterday’s high temperature was 78 degrees F, and the same is forecast throughout this week. It is easy to love this weather, even with the much needed rains.

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