Longleaf Stories

full circle in the hundred acre wood

When John Steinbeck wrote Travels With Charley in 1960, he complained that Florida only had “climate” but not “weather”. I wish the old boy could have been here tonight. We had a doozy of a non-hurricane-related storm. Enough lightning to split one tree and knock the bark off another. (I’ll take pictures in the morning.) We lost power for more than two hours, enough time to give our new generator its first real workout.

IMG_0064 Thanks to the generator, we had a bowl of hot chicken soup for supper.

Power was restored about 8:30. We walked outside to find the temperature had dropped twenty degrees to 73. The breeze definitely had a touch of fall in it. When Buck came out, he said, “This is August?”

IMG_0004 Young bullfrog enjoying an after storm swim in the pool.

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