The Contrast is Peaking

MIDLAND, NC - 4 weeks from today will be Christmas morning for me. The childlike anticipation culminates with winter vacation to the tropics.

Like last year this winter has been harsh. The snow and ice are still encrusted a week after the storm and the night cold is relentless.

UPS deliveries have gone undelivered and the garbage sits by the curb waiting for last weeks pickup.

I have been daydreaming about diving the clear blue sea and driving among the lush hills of grasses and foliage. I can wait to see brightly colored bougainvillea and hear the warm wind swishing through coconut palm canopies.

The contrast between here and there is at its peak. As best I can tell from afar today it will be 82 degrees, the water is 79.3, the air is windy to gusty, with a 30% chance of a passing shower. The low tonight will be 72.

St Croix is not a bad option to winter.

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Judy said...

Nothing in the world quite like a week of summer in the middle of winter!

terri said...

I am happy for you!