Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Shadows

The sun is dipping closer to the southern horizon as we head into what is technically going to be Fall in the Northern Hemisphere. The shadows are moving with the arc of the sun.
Key West, Florida
I have never figured much protection comes to golf cart riders from the weather they drive through but the flat roof on this one gave welcome shade:
Duval Street
In Florida it is said that the best parking spot is the one in the shade and I have found myself, no matter what the climate, looking for shade when I leave the car. I did it in Michigan this summer where the locals were sweating and my wife and I were looking at each other feeling too embarrassed to say out loud we were nearly feeling a chill in the air. I still looked for shady parking for the van.
Key West
In two years we hope to be showing Rusty the wonders of Alaska but I have to admit we are both a little dubious about our ability to thrive in the tundra. My wife has heard that mosquitoes in Alaska make Florida insects look like punks and they suck their victims dry. Despite the appalling heat this summer I am no aficionado of cold damp weather which they have in abundance even in summer near the Arctic Circle, I am reliably informed. However for now I shall enjoy heat and light in the tropics or thereabouts.
Key West
One umbrella isn't necessarily enough in this sunlight, but even without a sunhat  he wears a mask which tells you he's a local. No matter how hot it may be the tradition of stopping to chat on the streets of Key West must go on, preferably in the shade.
Key West, Florida