There is a [swamp? forest?] behind my Connecticut house.
I flew back to Naples yesterday for the season. It will probably take a day or two to get reacquainted with Florida. There will be returns to Connecticut around Thanksgiving and Christmas.
My Naples house and community were very lucky. Lots of water in the streets and the lakes, but the water didn't enter our house or our neighbors'. Communities nearby were not as lucky. Properties on the barrier island (Barefoot Beach) that protects our community were slammed.
Unlike these "normal" fall scenes in New England, there will be evidence of devastation in Southwest Florida. I need to decide whether to show it or to look for more "normal" venues. The decisions will combine ethical, aesthetic and reality concerns. I haven't yet decided what to do.