Today we are going to Muse about the annual exodus.  If this is your first visit, welcome to Musings. If you have been here before, welcome back. Over time we are going to talk about many things: the past, the present, perhaps the future, travel, art, society and more. Wherever my musing takes me. I hope you will come along with me.

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migration |mīˈɡrāSH(ə)n|
seasonal movement of animals from one region to another:
this butterfly’s annual migration across North America.

It Has Begun

Change is in the air.  It has begun. . . the annual migration north.

Yesterday I was at the National Croquet Center.  This is the largest croquet facility in the world with twelve regulation size courts and up to nine non-regulation courts in the back.  Last week it was teaming with players and spectators, with every court being used.

In Season

In Season

Yesterday when I arrived there were four people on the courts, one couple and an individual taking a lesson.  For a period, I was the only person there.

No one there

No one there

People are heading north.  “Season” is over and they want to avoid the dreaded Florida summer.

Around town you will see large trucks loading cars to be transported to cities north.  Many houses stand vacant with their windows shuttered, protection against a possible hurricane.  There is little traffic on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach.  People are gone.

For those of us who live here most of the year, this annual flow north is good.  Traffic on the interstate is light.  Reservations at restaurants are not needed in many cases.  Restaurants have specials to entice diners.  We are going out tonight with friends.  Everything is half price including the wine.  Its a deal.  Another restaurant we like serves any pasta dish for $20 on Tuesday and it allows you to bring your own wine (no corkage) on Wednesday.  Specials and prix fixe dinners are commonplace.  So, we like it.

The beaches are not crowded.

Vacant beach


As for the “dreaded Florida summer”, that is an overblown concern.  I moved here in 1990 and in all the time since I don’t believe it has ever gone over 94°F.  There are plenty of places up north that break that record.

Pull Up A Chair

Pull Up A Chair

So, pull up a chair and stay a while.

More to come

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About Thomas L. Tribby

Professional artist: painter, sculptor, print maker. Maintains a studio in West Palm Beach, Florida
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