Fall Leaves to Avocado Trees
I am stunned by how, in a matter of a few states, we can go from crisp cool weather and gorgeous fall leaves to hot sunny weather and avocado trees.
There is an actual avocado tree two feet away from our RV. And there are avocados sprinkled throughout our campsite - which Phoebe thinks are toys for her to play with. She’s been struggling to carry them around in her mouth because these amazing Florida avocados are the size of her head. Not exactly ripe yet so very easy to toss around.
Don’t bother going to the grocery store - we saw a few of our neighbors just pluck them right off the ground and take them back to their own RV.
It’s such an odd revelation - anywhere else (where avocados are not grown) they are quite the hot commodity. Two avocados can easily go for $5 and that is just plain pricey. But here, you can’t walk without tripping over one. You can also trip over or get startled by tiny (and not so tiny) lizards - which is a whole other experience.
Sometimes I have to remind myself it is almost December - not July. Sweaty but not summer. Grilling weather not hot cocoa weather.
The U.S. is wild in that way. When one person is shoveling snow, there is another person sitting by their pool trying to cool off on the exact same day.
Photo by Nur Afni Setiyaningrum (https://unsplash.com/photos/NIBKggQ-bVM)