Since I was traveling in Florida when Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Winter challenge arrived, I was taken by the irony of where I was and what I usually perceive as winter scenes: blankets of snow on rooftops, cars chugging slowly over icy streets, and children resembling the little brother in A Christmas Story bundled up in his puffed-out snowsuit, arms outstretched!
Today’s the first day of winter, yet record-setting warm temps are forecast for St. Petersburg, Florida — heck, maybe even the whole state! So, I thought I’d share a few “winter” scenes from the Sunshine State to meet the challenge! (And make all of us wonder why we live where we do!!!)
A Winter’s Day in St. Pete
Fishing from the pier where Christmas garlands adorn the lampposts, and shirt sleeves are the order of the day!
Sipping a cocktail and rocking on the front porch of the legendary Vinoy Hotel!
Heading to practice with fellow East Carolina Pirates in preparation for the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl on December 23rd wearing shorts and tees!
Enjoying a stroll on the beach as seen from the back porch of Crabby Bill’s on St. Pete Beach!
And looking pretty cute just facing the bay waiting for the Big Guy to show up on Tuesday night in his lotus-flower shirts and flip-flops, but wondering if the flower pots will get in his way!
Ah, yes. It’s winter time in St. Pete!