average temperatures are mild to very warm throughout the year.
It isn't quite perfect. We do get lots of thunder in late summer, and the occasional wild breeze (hurricane). We get a few light freezes, and a couple hard freezes most years. But we go many years without so much as a snow flurry.
So why am I not outside? Why do I not have a window open? Answers: desktop computer, don't need a/c if I keep the window closed, too much glare. [update: It's now 5pm, and lovely with the window open!]
There's quite a variety of native wildflowers in my yard, including:
The flower they're on is horsemint, whose flowers range from whitish to dark pink / purplish, depending on whatever changes their mood.
In the winter and early spring, we can hang out, comfortably, at the beach. Perhaps with a light jacket; it does get breezy.
Even if it's a bit cool, brave souls can be seen splashing their little tootsies in the water.
This particular little one also has a blast chasing the birds on the beach. (These two beach photos were taken in late March.)
We're famous for our lovely sunsets...
...and after the summer rains, you're likely to see a rainbow.
We have lots of green year-round...
...but if you look closely, you'll see the warm hues of fall, too! These smilax berries are tiny but colorful.
So if you like sunshine, warmth, lots of greenery, and can put up with the bugs, come to Florida! See all the wild loveliness we enjoy throughout the year.
P.S. This post doesn't contain any pictures of the no-see-ums I mention in my About Me section. Can you guess why not?
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