The weather in Florida remains pretty much steady throughout the year, but this upcoming Winter is expected to be cooler than normal, with the coldest temperatures in mid- and late December and mid-January and from late January into early February. We had a warmer start to December than normal this year, and I am not complaining, but we could see temperatures down in the 40’s when the cold front comes. I have to laugh at the Floridians that have lived here their whole lives, as when the temperatures drop into the 60’s here, they all start wearing long pants and long sleeve shirts. When it gets into the 50’s, they start wearing their winter jackets. When it reaches the 40’s, the winter coats come out, along with the hats, gloves and scarfs. It doesn’t happen much, but when the temperatures get down into the 30’s, everyone stays inside and complains about the cold.
When viewed on a map or a globe the Northern hemisphere is above the equator while the Southern hemisphere is below the equator and the seasons are opposites. I told my girlfriend that I was up for going out to dinner tonight and she said that she was down with that. I started singing, “On top of old Smokey” and she started singing, “Way down below the ocean.” We are complete opposites, perfectly polarized in opposite directions, and when I want to move forward, she puts it in reverse, but since opposites attract, we stay together. She likes it hot and I prefer the cold.
Written for Linda G. Hill’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday where today the prompt is to use the word “opposites” or write about things that are opposites.