down here we emerge from confined spaces in the fall. i like to think it is perhaps how many from the north feel about spring. up there the biting cold eases up and you can step outside for longer than a dash to the car. down here fall means the oppressive heat eases up and you can wander around outside without desperately longing for a pool or a full body fan.
omar and i took lenna to a french bakery and sat outside (!) yesterday and i wondered for a second why we didn’t go there more often. then i realized that it was because the metal chair i was sitting would have branded me for life had i been sitting in it a few short weeks ago under the blazing sun.
so the bakery has made its way to the top of our “to go to often” list for the next couple of seasons. also at the top is the west palm green market. and the park where i know that the bench under the banyan tree is shady til noon. and the zoo. and the morikami japanese gardens.