chicken: (70. Florida Palm)

Yellow Blooms
Originally uploaded by chickenofeathers.

Another "does anyone know what kind of tree this is?" post. I've seen it in bloom all around central Florida these past couple of weeks (not just at Epcot!) and I don't know what it is. It's beautiful, though. (Obviously you can get a better look at the blooms by clicking through to the bigger versions of the photo.)

In some of the other photos you can see me in my FABulous Minnie Mouse ears which I bought to keep the blazing sun out of my eyes. We had dinner at the Moroccan restaurant. Yum! After living here for almost nine months we've finally visited three of the four Disney parks. *mosey mosey*

chicken: (70. Florida Palm)

Close-up on odd tree
Originally uploaded by chickenofeathers.
Please, can anyone tell me what kind of tree this is? I know it always gets these orange flowers on it in January, and I've only seen it down here in Florida. Thanks.

82 degrees

Dec. 24th, 2006 01:55 pm
chicken: (70. Florida Palm)
This is the first time I've really realized what it means to live in the sub-tropics. It was about 82 degrees Fahrenheit yesterday. We went into the pool and swam around for an hour, and then walked home, not shivering, still wearing our wet swimsuits. Two days before Christmas.

Later we went down to Winter Park Village for dinner and a movie, and some of the stores were blowing fake snow out on top of the pedestrians, but it melted weirdly and smelled and tasted like soap bubbles. Also, we found a Japanese toy shop / comic book shop called "Uberbot".

The best part of the evening was going to see The History Boys. Highly recommended if you like humour, British cinema, queer cinema, cute school boys, and/or half the cast of the Harry Potter movies getting the opportunity to do some very different acting roles.

chicken: (70. Florida Palm)
They were far away outside my window and this is the best zoom I could do, so I hope you can make them out. Click on the photo to visit Flickr and go to "all sizes" to see the biggest version if you need to . I am really wondering what kind of large white birds are native to Florida. Anyone?
chicken: (70. Florida Palm)
Hello from Florida. Leaving Massachusetts and Rhode Island was difficult, mostly because the movers showed up 7.5 hours late, making me miss saying goodbye to my friends and co-workers, and generally making that entire day a horrible nightmare. Nonetheless, things got better after that (in spite of the bad traffic and weather in Connecticut).

We are settled in our new apartment, the cats are happy (see the Flickr pictures as evidence of this), and I have had three job interviews during the last week.

The weather isn't nearly as hot, humid, or thunderous as people feared/claimed/warned. It's really very lovely, actually, and gas only costs $2.79 a gallon. Of course, auto insurance is way more than in Massachusetts (but there is no automobile property tax, so it balances out).

I have skimmed back over my friends page and will try to read it more regularly from now on. I missed you all.

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