dispatches: January 2010back | archive | current Share
From chills to sweat: It was freezing here in east-central Florida a week ago. Then there were record high temperatures yesterday (82 in Melbourne). Craziness. But the ice sure was pretty on Jan. 10 - even if manufactured by a neighbor and a water hose. We did have sleet on Jan. 9, though, followed by a few snowflakes. Craziness. Now my tropical palms are paying the price, with brown fronds and a generally pathetic demeanor.