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Last Week of August 2021




We have been lucky so far as far as storms go as we have had 11 around or near by but except at late nights/early mornings we have escaped all storms, have light rain showers, which right now is not good for us.


Looking at the first picture the second half shows that we normally have 5.66 inches of rain in August but have had only 2.84 inches. We are going to need rain soon but I hope it doesn't come in the form of a tropical storm or hurricane! As the other pictures with number 1 they show we are having hot, hazy and dusty (from Africa) days, temperatures in the 90s which usually 'feel like' is around 100 degrees though without rain the humidity does stay down---a bit!


#2 pictures--Fort Lauderdale doesn't have a 'thing' for history--if something is old that just means tear it down and/or remodel it! Right now they are putting the finishing touches on the Parker Playhouse, one of my favorite theatres anywhere and I am hoping they aren't ruining it. The Parker (as it is now being called---playhouse being old-fashioned!) is in Holiday Park and was built in 1967. Also at Holiday Park the War Memorial, erected in 1950 as a tribute to members of the military, the city is now redoing it as a skating rink for the Panthers hockey team and also to be made available to the public. I am hoping they will leave the Memorial Wall honoring members of the Coast Guard.


#3 In the past few years the city has been painting the many water and electric power tanks around the city reflecting the areas of the city they are in such as this one is near the performing arts center.


#4 And, as always, Mother Nature has her job to do. In our backyard, a few years ago, Irene who lives on the ground floor planted an orchid in the tree outside my window and every year it blooms! The picture next to it had me a little concerned because these egrets usually only show when it has rained but, of course, by the time I get up in the morning the rain is gone and they are looking for their worms and crabs! In the last picture we have a bluebird (I didn't get close enough to show its color) keeping an eye on the parking lot--hey, everyone has a job here, including birds!


August 2021 has been a good month!







posted on Aug 29, 2021 1:15 PM ()

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