Saturday, August 12, 2017

A Heliophile in Florida

See the little sunny rain cloud? that is how it rains in Florida. They float around and it may rain on one side of the street and the other is dry.. And most of the time the rain only last a few minutes to an hour, but we do have to watch out for the Zaps! and Booms! because we are the lightning capital of Florida.....



The good news is, I can go out using my cell phone radar and plan my travels by the little moving storms. Recently I saw a break and drove to Wal-Mart, while inside the rain drummed on the roof but when I left the sun was out.

Florida is known as the Sunshine state. I am a heliophile but did not know that until I read this POST on a friend Denise's blog. She posted her husband is a Pluviophile which is a lover of rain. I do not love rain, but I do know we need it.


I had to look up what a sunshine lover is and here we are with yet another post about NOTHING at all.

the reason for all my posts about NOTHING and also the reason I am using Archive Photos, is the Sunshine Is HOT and this summer I have huddled in the house in AC... I still love sunshine.
Below photo I was sitting at traffic signal, having driven through a rain so hard I could not see the cars in front of me, but 3 blocks and I was out of it completely. I drove 3 miles and ran through heavy rain 3 times and in sun 3 times. Only in the sunshine state.

NO I was not to close, here was at least 6 feet between me and the boat, unlike the other cars crammed on each others bumpers
Update on Snow Lovers...Chionophiles are any organisms (animals, plants, fungi, etc.) that can thrive in cold winter conditions (the word is derived from the Greek word chion meaning"snow", and -phile meaning "lover").

22 comments:

Denise inVA said...

My dear friend and heliophile, your posts are always interesting even when you say your posts are about nothing. I am impressed with your nothings. They are always so entertaining :)

Ginny Hartzler said...

Well, I learned a bunch of things here! Lots of mini showers, who knew? Plants and things grow so well in Florida that I figured you got lots of rain. It can rain for DAYS here! So I would love mini showers. I would not love the lightening. I have the radar on my cell, and I adore the sun, too!

crafty cat corner said...

You need to love rain if you live in the uk, lol. But this year we haven't had our usual quota and Tom lives in hopes for rain as it saves him watering the garden.
Briony
x

Ann said...

This is not about nothing. It's about rain and sun and the love of one or the other. It's also educational because I don't think I've ever even heard the words heliophile or pluviophile before. So you taught me something this morning )

eileeninmd said...

Good morning, Sandra. I am with you and will say I am also a heliophile. I have not heard of these words either, so off to google to look them up. Not that I did not believe you. A lover of rain, I wonder if there is a lover of snow, that would be my hubby.

I know we need the rain but I do not enjoy it. I much prefer a sunny day.

Happy Saturday, enjoy your day!

Rose said...

This does happen in Indiana, just not very often....i love rain and sun, so wonder what that makes me?

Sandi said...

:-)

You have just 2 rainclouds in Florida and everyone has to share!


Karen said...

I have to keep telling myself that the sun is always shining, even when the clouds hide it! It is cool again this morning, almost a Fall feeling in the air.

Madi and Mom said...

Ohhhh I'm a Pluviophile...I love a rainy day gives me an excuse to curl up with a good book. I also love a cool sunny day with a breeze but I do not like a hot humid hazy day aka hohuhaophile. LOL
In 1985ish we went to Hawaii...their weather is much like to described.
They called the light rain pineapple juice
Hugs Cecilia and the Diva

Linda said...

Pluviophile...? That would be me, too! I love rain! Even stormy weather! I think long days of sun and intense heat are over rated in my humble warped opinion! A little of both is perfect.....but in the same 5 minute time span? That would be Florida! Lucky YOU!

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

What about all of us that likes sun, rain, and SNOW in the Mountains?!!! lol

I guess we're chion-helio-pluviophiles!!
I won't even TELL you how I first read the word 'orgasm...organisms'!!!

Fantastic thru the windshield photo too.

Pam Jackson said...

Visiting Jacksonville several years ago I saw big rains come in .....5 mins tops and they were all cleared out. I love a great long rain on some days esp. when we are in need of it.

Betty Manousos said...

i second denise's comment. i always enjoy reading your blog posts...there are always so delightful! and i love that photo of the traffic jam. awesome!

have a great day, enjoy your weekend¬

Betty Manousos said...

...and i love both the sun and rain. in fact, i feel so much more motivated to get things done than i would if the sun was blaring down.

https://carolann100-havealook.blogspot.ca/ said...

The weather you are experiencing. That's us in my area.
My daughter is planning to travel with family to Sunny
Side Up. RIGHT.

To get away from our weather.

I don't think so.

All over the world this year is the same.

photowannabe said...

Thanks for my vocabulary lesson today. I didn't know the definition of those words either.
Happy Saturday to you.

Jo said...

Hi Sandra, your posts always teach me something even if you say they're about nothing!

Mevely317 said...

Yup, I remember getting so annoyed at the near-every afternoon showers! ...and the lightening's unnerving, for sure! One of the strangest/funniest experiences I had with on-line dating: A fellow proposed taking portable lawn chairs and sit by the water's edge to watch the approaching storm. Oh nooooooo, he** no!

Tongue-in-cheek, I used to tell people I was moving to Arizona because they said didn't rain very often.

Interesting definitions! Wonder if anyone would notice if I amended my profile to read, chionophile! :)

Mama and da DB Boyz said...

I always look forward to your posts MS.....they are a breath of fresh air, no matter the tpic!
xoxo
Jakey & Arty

Blogoratti said...

A post about nothing is still a post nevertheless. Hang in there, can't imagine how hot it is down there. Greetings!

Ruth Hiebert said...

Sounds like your weather changes even more frequently than that in Manitoba.

jandi said...

We ften have the same thing in Johannesburg! And I love both sun and rain!