Monday, August 27, 2012

Stormy weather!


I am nothing if not an optimist...and I love Florida! Can hardly believe I am sitting in the lanai and actually have power! The wind has been blowing incredibly - and the rain has been blowing sideways, straight down, and backwards. But here I am!

We've had a crazy few days, but are very fortunate to have come through Isaac so well. In fact, my cohabitants are a bit happy about all this...



Old mr. toad and all his brood (quite large now after some seven years of hanging out behind the air conditioner) love a good swim. He hopped in just after I took this pic.

And my alligator is all smiles when he gets drenched. What a cutie, gifted by my son and his wife some years ago, rare!



My thoughts are with all those impacted by the storm...Coco

10 comments:

  1. Good to hear from you! Stay safe as the winds blow and be ready to evac if you have to. That is a beautiful pond area.

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    1. Thank you so much, Mary. This is my pond by default...two inches of rain and it is full, which is why I filled it with stones and enjoy it as is. It really is a pleasure, it is right outside my lanai. The ground here soaks up water so fast, it takes a lot of rain to make a puddle :-) This one spot in all of my yard just misbehaves :-) So I like it.

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  2. I'm so glad that you and my favorite state are doing well in the foul weather!

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  3. Oh, is that a rare concrete gator? Go, Gators!

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    1. Yes! I bled orange and blue for years! Son is UF undergrad and law, daughter is UF law. Great school.

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  4. Good to hear that you, your toad, and your gator are all safe!

    Does Mr. Toad sun himself on Mr. Gator's back?

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    1. Thank you so much. Old toady actually took over a green birdbath under a nearby bush. It has a fake frog on the edge that spit water at one time, had a solar-powered pump. The birds hate it! The toads love it! I have some hilarious photos of Mr. Toad in the toadbath. Mr. Gator graciously puts up with lizards sitting on his head...

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  5. for a moment I thought that was a real alligator...

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    1. LOL...my yard folks thought so too one time. Oops!

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I love it that you came by...and thank you for your comments! Coco