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Whatever happened to the winter of 2016-2017 in Ft. Lauderdale?   Leave a comment

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YU5FF5u1ZRk

Part 1

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tizaU4EAxtg

Part 2

 

Be sure to see the last slide so you won’t hate me too much and did you spot the bluebird in the collage? He is exactly in the center of each picture.

Posted March 20, 2017 by greatmartin in FORT LAUDERDALE, Uncategorized, WEATHER

WINTER (FEBRUARY) 2017 IN FORT LAUDERDALE   Leave a comment

(FOR MY FRIENDS UP IN NEW ENGLAND–NOT THAT I AM MENTIONING NAMES!)

While some cities in the Northern United States of America have been having 7-9 days of snow in a row we have been having record high temperatures, one day reaching 90, for weeks now.

Wherever you look there are beautiful flowers blooming outdoors and indoors, boats are cruising along, paddlers are busy going up and down the new river and one has to decide whether it is a pool or beach day.

As the old commercial use to say, “Come on down!”

WINTER

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MI-ohKKQ8OU

Posted February 15, 2017 by greatmartin in FLORIDA, FORT LAUDERDALE, WEATHER

WINTER (JANUARY) 2017 IN FORT LAUDERDALE   Leave a comment

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSN5YC_v8Wo

All of these photos were taken where I live at the Gateway apartments in Fort Lauderdale.

The first few were taken at what we call The Point! You see speed boats to yachts going up and down Karen Bay plus you will usually see Bill fishing. In this shot he caught a fish that he said was rare in these waters called lizard fish. It was too small—looked like a lure—so he threw it back.

There are always flowers no matter where you look at any time of the year but just in case I keep a ‘few’ growing in my apartment. These geraniums, on the south window sills, have been blooming for weeks while on the ‘table’ I set up in the east window is the Christmas to my unbirthday cactus blooms ongoing.

Whether it is the sun in daytime or the moon at night there is a certain light that envelopes our city.

While we have many birds here from wild parrots to woodpeckers to bluebirds every once in awhile you will see a dove sitting on a branch tree, all by himself, just observing the world around him.

And if you didn’t know it was winter/January all you have to know that it is time for “All-U-Can Eat pancakes” at IHOP! For those who are cold in 77 degrees temperature or most over air conditioned restaurants there is always Ox-tail stew which I had last week still working my way through the Cabo Blanco menu!

 

 

Posted January 30, 2017 by greatmartin in FORT LAUDERDALE, WEATHER

IT’S A GREAT/GOOD/STRANGE WORLD!   Leave a comment


OMG!!! We had a high of ‘only’ 60 degrees today–folks this is Fort Lauderdale–and it is raining!!!!!
(No I don’t expect any sympathy/empathy from my ‘friends’–wait until tomorrow)
I just took these 2 pictures–talk about a crazy world!!

Posted January 29, 2017 by greatmartin in LIFE, WEATHER

WINTER IN FORT LAUDERDALE–JUST THIS WEEK   Leave a comment

THIS SHORT VIDEO SAYS IT ALL!

 

OH, DID I MENTION IT WAS ONLY A HIGH OF 84 DEGREES THIS WEEK WITH THE ATLANTIC OCEAN  BEACH TEMPS 78 DEGREES?

Posted December 29, 2016 by greatmartin in FORT LAUDERDALE, Uncategorized, WEATHER

WELL AT LEAST IT ISN’T SNOW!   Leave a comment


It started with a few sprinkles on Friday and then all day Saturday it rained while today it has been pouring on and off! Adding insult to injury the temperatures went down into the 60s in the early morning and it has only gone up to the mid 70s today!!

It is not always sunny, hot and humid in South Florida but I must admit today is one the the worst days, weather-wise, in Fort Lauderdale this year but then we have 20 days to go!

Looking out the window I can almost imagine living up north and,instead of rain,snow is coming down.

By the way how do you like my chic pancho from The Dollar Tree store?? LOL

Posted December 11, 2016 by greatmartin in MOTHER NATURE, WEATHER

KING HIGH TIDE OCTOBER 2016 FORT LAUDERDALE   Leave a comment

king-high-tide-oct-2016-collage

For those who don’t believe in climate change this is a prime example of what is happening in South Florida.

We live on Karen Bay which feeds off the Atlantic Ocean. 3-4 times a year there is what is known as King High Tide when the full moon, earth and sun line up and tides raise higher than usual. Wikipedia defines it as “King tides are simply the very highest tides. They are naturally occurring, predictable events. Tides are actually the movement of water across Earth‘s surface caused by the combined effects of the gravitational forces exerted by the Moon, Sun, and the rotation of Earth which manifest in the local rise and fall of sea levels. Tides are driven by the relative positions of the Earth, Sun, Moon land formations, and relative location on Earth. In the lunar month, the highest tides occur roughly every 14 days, at the new and full moons, when the gravitational pull of the Moon and the Sun are in alignment. These highest tides in the lunar cycle are called spring tides.

With the oceans rising just a few inches every year, every decade it only adds to the flooding and damage that takes place when these tides come in. In the picture, looking out from my window this morning, even though we have passed the highest tides points you can see that the water at 11:30 AM has risen high enough to cover our walkways and flood some of the grounds.

It does get worse each year and some have predicted that my 3rd floor apartment will soon be a ground floor apartment, on the water, within ten years or less. I plan to hang around and see what happens!

 

Posted October 19, 2016 by greatmartin in FLORIDA, FORT LAUDERDALE, WEATHER

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