WPC: Fray on the Beach

When you think of Florida beaches, “white sand” comes to mind. The touristy places are pristinely kept for all the lovely family vacations. In the less traveled areas, however, this is more likely what you’ll find. 

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Low tide brings muck and grime. It is frayed and more beautiful, to me, than the white sand perfection that most people have come to associate with Florida. It almost feels like Fall in a place where the leaves never change. Don’t get me wrong, I do love the beautiful beaches, and how they epitomize summer. But, this little beach, off the beaten path, feels like when you get warm enjoyment out of a gloomy, rainy day. 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer Lovin’

Summers in Florida are hot.

This sentence has been repeated by so many people, from so many parts of the world, that it should pretty much be an unspoken thing by now. However, the heat is so intense that “hot” becomes the only way to express yourself after your brain boils from the tiny walk from your air conditioned home to the sauna that is now your car.

You know the wave of heat that comes blasting from your oven when you check to see if dinner is ready? I call that “the furry.” Imagine, instead of backing away from the furry, you hop right inside the oven and commute to work. This is a part of every Floridian’s summer week. 

Although I have just described a hell on Earth, there is an upside. The humidity of summer always brings these puffy white clouds that dot the crystal blue sky. They really make summer worth it. Beautiful days, and even more beautiful sunsets. 

So, in attempts to survive my commute by lowering my internal body temperate to a safe range, I always stop at Starbucks to get an iced green tea. Its my happy place. It cools the heat and allows me to enjoy the wonderful things about summer in Florida. Like my days off that take me to the beach

This is my Summer Lovin’ 

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