By: biff4ugo, 1:03 PM GMT on June 24, 2008
Met Shawn and Audrey Dougherty yesterday as the rain was comming down. They got to feed the turtles in the stormwater pond that is as full as I have seen it All year and was nearly empty two weeks ago.
Mom says the lakes down south are still not comming up. In Gainesville, we have had almost an inch a day for a week. It has been GREAT! Florida is designed for this weather.
By: biff4ugo, 11:49 AM GMT on June 17, 2008
Unlike Indiana and other parts of the Midwest, Florida is happy to have all this rain. The kink in the jet stream is bringing regular afternoon showers to our perennially parched state. This is like the summers I had growing up in central Florida 40 years ago. Our population has more than doubled since then and decades of drought have lowered the lakes significantly but I am happy to see water back under the boat house.
Mom is back from Alaska, where she had a great time with grizzlies, glaciers, and quite a lot of wind.
By: biff4ugo, 2:03 PM GMT on June 05, 2008
Busch Gardens was a blast yesterday. Only a few kids out for spring break yet so we could ride the coasters several times in 30 min.
We had fun with the water guns, nailing the folks on the raft ride.(see picture)
Updated: 2:07 PM GMT on June 05, 2008
By: biff4ugo, 12:40 PM GMT on June 03, 2008
I got a "new" drought tollerant grass to replace my St. Augustine lawn. It is called Zoysia Amazoy and is apparently not so new up north. I am all about water conservation and if it can survive Florida's mild winters better than St. Augustine or Centepede or even Bahaya, it will be a real winner. This should help with water conservation down here too.