Posts Tagged ‘Florida’

Crazy Florida – December 2016

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

 

Life is just as crazy here!

Life is just as crazy here!

CAR CRITTER

My Crazy Florida Life now includes this. Look closely at the photo (below), that’s not a mechanic under that hood. Here in Florida, folks often leave their cars down south for months while they live up north. Friends start their cars, drive them occasionally. My friend was trying to charge a friend’s car battery when he noticed a possum nest under the hood. This included one annoyed possum. I was loo2016-10-09-19-19-41aking forthe nest and nearly got my face nipped by the little guy curled up on the air filter. Lucky for me the critter politely hissed at me first. That’s when I took this shot.

 

TAKING HOGFISH

News alert – You might need to know that Florida now only allows the taking of one Hogfish per day in season. The article does not say where you are suppose to take it.

Source: Sun Sentinel, November 20, 2016

 

OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS

Florida Woman Creates Her Own Half-Marathon Course

Perhaps the first time you run a half-marathon it should not be in the woods on unfamiliar trails. Perhaps when she noticed there were no other runners she should have stopped runners. Perhaps when she finally found a jeep trail, she should not have assumed that this was the very same trail on her race course. She didn’t make those decisions and so, when the race coordinator’s worst nightmare came true (missing runner) they began the search and located the lost runner, missing for 12 hours . The runner “ended running over 16 miles before the park’s department located her in the reserve about 7:30 p.m.” Half marathon = 13 miles. Go her, she did it in only 12 hours. I wonder how many years she took off the race director’s life?
Source: News 6 Tampa, 12-5-16

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Crazy Florida Life – November 2016

Friday, December 9th, 2016

 

Life is just as crazy here!

Life is just as crazy here!

Alligator Luring – Yup, it’s a real thing!

Two men in Palm Beach knew it was illegal to lure and capture an alligator but they did it for a very important reason. They wanted to post the photos on Social Media. That made it a lot easier to catch them and charge them and much, much harder for the pair to deny allegations.
Leave the ‘gators alone – folks. They bite.

Source: West Palm Beach Post, Associated Press, September 27, 2016

I would have lead with Gun and Handcuffs in purse!

Why did they bury the lead? “Troopers said they found multiple Florida driver’s licenses in her purse, and loaded guns and handcuffs in her car.”
This from WFTV Channel 9 – interesting part of the state, Central Florida. Read more here…
http://www.wftv.com/…/fhp-drunken-woman-found-wit…/460166952

Bad Dog — WORSE NEIGHBORS

A Key West woman learned that it is illegal to use a stun-gun to quiet your neighbor’s barking dog.  The suspect said she had only threatened the dog which begs the question, then why did the dog have blisters on his skin?  Mrs. Gulch from The Wizard of Oz has nothing on this gal.  Any you thought your neighbors were terrible.

Source:  Miami Herald article BY GWEN FILOSA

gfilosa@keynoter.com



New Home – The Sunshine State

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

I’m trying to adjust to a slower speed. This is challenging for a NY girl.

I’ve moved from my long-time home in New York’s Hudson Valley to the coast of Florida.  My driver’s license makes it official.  In the heat of July, I am enjoying writing indoors and find myself developing new routines.

You can't beat the sunsets here.

You can’t beat the sunsets here.

I’ve been swimming first thing in the morning and then getting to my office to write.  In the evenings, I walk the beach.  The Skimmer birds and the Terns are raising their young near the sea grass and I enjoy the raucousness of their parenting.  Those babies are always hungry.

I think the climate agrees with me.  I got my proposal in early for book #3 in the Harlequin Intrigue series APACHE PROTECTORS: TRIBAL THUNDER.  And I’m hoping to have the draft for that story completed this week.

The copy edits for book #2 EAGLE DANCER are done and so are the final edits for book #1 TURQUOISE GUARDIANS.  Those stories arrive in January and February 2017.

I’m turning my attention to my September release, a Western historical, THE WARRIOR’S CAPTIVE BRIDE.  My editor is encouraging me to enter this one in the Rita Awards from Romance Writers of America. That’s good feedback.  I’m looking forward to the September 1 release and hearing from my readers if they agree.