There’s a funny thing about living in South Florida: time passes in the most confusing way. We measure seasons by what decorations have been put up at the mall rather than what the weather is like. Sometimes the only way I know that the holidays are coming is that it gets dark before dinner. Yet again I’m surprised by how quickly the last month went by, and it’s suddenly time for November’s 10 on 10 post. (Not sure what I’m talking about? Click here to see the first month and learn a bit more about the 10 on 10 project, and click here to see all of the posts to date.)
Before we go any further, please go check out the other talented photographers who are participating this month. (Go ahead, we’ll be right here for you when you come back.)
So! My initial idea for this month’s post was to pick a nice day when the weather started cooling off a bit, as usually happens toward the end of October. Maybe have a fun fall day where we wear boots and a scarf. (Or at least long sleeves.) Well. That hasn’t happened. Our little corner of Florida is nearly 20º warmer than it was this time last year (with no sign of a cold front anytime soon) and no one’s noticing the red cups here because we’re all still drinking our Starbucks iced. Abandoning my plans for a fall themed post, I decided to invite my long time friend Kim on a lady-date for a beach visit and lunch at a favorite place in Jupiter. Hey, if it’s going to feel like summer we’ll treat it like summer: with our toes in the sand at Juno Beach followed by a shady table at Guanabanas, a must-visit local outdoor restaurant on the intracoastal waterway.