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Tryst with a Twist

She had seen
one hundred seasons
as oaks count
when Charley plowed
up the Florida peninsula.

Already gnarled
and twisted
by nature she was unready. 103 more words


Hurricane Matthew: I'm Not Your BFF!

I’m doing what all Floridians are doing today: hunkering down in my apartment, waiting for Hurricane Matthew to pass.

I starting preparing a few weeks ago. 357 more words


Messy Matt Makes A Move

I’ve loved storms since I was a little girl. I’ve never been bothered by bursts of thunder and strobes of lightning.

I enjoy angry skies. 515 more words

Waiting For Hermine, Or Maybe Ian

I’ll probably be keeping an eye on what’s now the 9th Tropical Depression of the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season most of the next few days. The weather people in this area have been keeping an eye on this disturbance for a while now, and I mentioned it on this blog… 258 more words


Copper Palm Tree Memorial

Laisley park in Punta Gorda, Florida plays host to a magnificent copper tree sculpture.
The artist Peggy McTeague was commissioned to sculpt this by the town of Punta Gorda in honor of those who survived the on slight of Hurricane Charley in 2004. 64 more words


Review of "Stealing Time" by K.J. Waters

I have three fairly basic criteria that will earn a book an instant 5-star review: It makes me laugh, it makes me cry, and it keeps me up past my bedtime. 530 more words

Hurricane Season Starts

The Atlantic Hurricane season officially starts today, June 1st and runs through November 30th. There have already been 2 named storms this year, Hurricane Alex in January and Tropical Storm-Depression Bonnie in May.  235 more words

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