Up Yours! Polar Vortex

While most of the United States is bundling up to face subzero weather from frigid air of the Polar Vortex, today I serve you with a handful of recent images made at Golden Beach, in North Miami Beach. Surf, sun, water, waves, blue skies, and bathing suits. Sounds good to me right now, too.

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Water Temperature 83F Degrees, With Air The Same or Warmer

 

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Squatting in Damp, Warm Sand

 

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Taking a Dip in the Shallows on the Beach

 

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A Florida Beach Chair In Case Its Owner loses Orientation

 

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Birds, Babes, and Beach.

 

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Wintering in Miami Ain’t So Bad

 

While it’s not nearly as cold in New Mexico as it is in other places like New York or Massachusetts, remember: delivery trucks have to cross the country to bring food to us in the Southwest. Rigs trapped in snowstorms en-route, say in Minnesota or Ohio, don’t deliver chickens to our supermarkets. This morning I got the last one at our local Smiths when I went in search of ingredients to make a large pot of chicken soup for two sick children at home.

So, take THAT you Polar Vortex.

Book your tickets now to the tropics for next year, folks.

2 responses to “Up Yours! Polar Vortex

  1. First off I would like to say awesome blog! I had a quick question in which I’d like to ask if you do not mind.

    I was curious to know how you center yourself and clear your
    mind before writing. I have had trouble clearing my mind in getting
    my thoughts out there. I truly do take pleasure in writing but it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes tend to be wasted
    simply just trying to figure out how to begin. Any suggestions or tips?
    Many thanks!

    • Catalina, thanks for the feedback about our blog.

      Before beginning exercise or an athletic endeavor one goes through a routine of warm-up stretches. Consider your writing as your sport, and the 10-15 minutes is a fine warm-up before getting to your game. That’s the time you must need to get your mind limber, so value it and give yourself that warmup.

      As far as centering myself, I begin by considering the image for the post. I think deeply about want I want to share about it. Then I start drafting those words on the computer’s screen. Once a paragraph or word sketch has formed, I walk away for a few minutes. When I return with fresh eyes, I determine if the words ring true or need steering in other directions. (R)

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