We had a storm come through the other night, and it riled up the surf quite a bit. These are pretty heavy waves for the Gulf of Mexico -- big enough so they even brought out some surfers for a while.
But by the end of the day the weather had mostly cleared up, and the sky graced us with a dramatic sunset over the Gulf of Mexico.
This is the view from my ninth floor condo, overlooking a marina and the bay side of the island. I called B right after I took this picture, a little after 5 p.m.yesterday. She said it was already dark in New York; but as you can see there was still plenty of daylight left here in South Florida.
I'm not saying I would want to live in Florida, especially in the summer. But there are three things I love about this place. The air is nice and warm and moist. It's good to breathe and it's good for your skin, The sky is open and all around you, and makes you feel free and expansive. And the light is bright and happy. You can see better in Florida ... and perhaps there are better things to look at here as well, at least in January.