One Word Photo Challenge – HUMID

The humidity is rough in Florida!

If there is one thing you have in Pensacola, Florida – its humidity. Located on the Gulf of Mexico in northwestern Florida (near Alabama) this location has summers filled with HIGH humidity. We have not had much rain. Quick violent bursts of thunderstorms and then there is nothing. Fairy swamp is empty. My poor fairies are struggling for moisture. However, moisture comes in many forms…

This photo shows humidity in the form of the fog that curls and spirals in the field behind our house.

High humidity in Fairy Swamp leaves moisture dripping from the leaves. The heat is intense and you feel like you are wearing a second skin.

Is it humid where you live?

Thanks for stopping by today. I enjoyed our visit! See you again.

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62 comments

  1. The humidity there seems palpable! It gets quite humid here in the summer, but I’ve sworn off complaining about it after the winter that we had. I hope the Fairy Swamp is renewed soon!

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    1. It is unusually hot, in the high 90’s. Usually, we are only 90 degrees for a normal. It has really been brutal. We are all inside in the air conditioning. I hope our winter is mild. We had it really cold last winter (for here) too. Keep your fingers crossed, Rob. 😀

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      1. We’re going into a heat wave. Tommorrow will be 94 and humid out. I will stay in the house as much as possible! lol It’s even too hot for the pool. 😦

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        1. It’s been so hot I have not been going in the hot tub… I keep it at about 98/99 degrees F.in the summer. Ron threatened to empty it and shut it off if I don’t get in there! LOL! So, I decided that at 4:00 pm every day I will be in the “warm” tub with a glass of wine. 😀 Stay cool, Rob. ❤

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  2. As you know, Colleen, I don’t do humid. We sometimes get humidity here in the UK but, thank goodness, we have not experienced much of it this summer. In fact quite the reverse. It’s been rather cool (which suits me), although the weather forecaster did say that sheltered parts of the UK would experience a grass frost for the next two nights! Temperatures in sheltered glens of Scotland are set to fall to 34F tonight! Now that is unusual for this time of the year.

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    1. Same for me, although it was dry out west. I grew up in Milwaukee, WI. Humid! In the summer, as a child I slept in the basement where it was cool. I was 18 in the Air Force before I lived with air conditioning. 🌞

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  3. Humidity has been super high here lately with the storms. Being outside is miserable sometimes, so we pretty much stay on doors during the hottest parts of the day.
    I agree the fog and dew is a blessing, to help keep the fairies a bit more comfy until the rains come and refill their swamp. 🙂

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    1. The humidity came up more today, E.C. Rain is forecasted which is a blessing. It is the driest summer we have had here in a while. We do need the rain even though along with that the humidity becomes unbearable. Oh, well. It could be worse. I hear England and Scotland are cold this summer. 😀 ❤

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  4. It’s not too humid here, but we went up to Kansas City last week and I thought I was going to die. The temperature wasn’t too high, but the humidity made the heat index like 110!

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    1. Yuck! That is how it has been around here. I used to visit my grandparents during the summers in Dorrance, Kansas. Many happy memories. It was hot but, on the open plains it was not as hot as Milwaukee, WI next to Lake Michigan! Stay cool! ❤

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  5. Here not too bad (weather terrible so far) but I’m going to Barcelona next week and that’s quite humid, although not there for long…(And no air-conditioning at my mother’s. My parents never liked it, so it’s terrible). Love to the fairies.

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    1. Oh, that should make for a hot trip with no air conditioning. Will you be able to stay in touch or will you be too busy? Nevertheless, have a great time and share your photos when you get back. ❤ The Fairies are writing again 😉

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  6. We have so much humidity here, not uncommon for the greater Cincinnati area. At 10:00 this morning, the air was so dense with moisture, it was difficult to be outside, especially since I am asthmatic. We wake up in the mornings and the moisture on the windows blocks the view of the beautiful lake behind our house. Afternoons often bring thunderstorms, but the relief doesn’t last. Looking forward to a break in temperatures from the 90’s we been “enjoying” to something a bit more comfortable.

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  7. We had a break from the humidity and today it is back. I can see the big fluffy white thunderheads over the mountains near my town. We have the air conditioner on since this morning. I would not care to have long bouts of humidity.

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  8. Wet blankets of humidity when it comes to Syracuse, Colleen. When we were just in Colorado, where I know you and Ron used to live (Fort Collins, perhaps?), the biggest thing I noticed besides thin air was the utter, total, lack of humidity. I felt dry as a bone the entire five days I was there!

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    1. You got me on the one place we never lived, Mark! LOL! Who can keep count? No, I have never been to Colorado. We lived in Prescott Valley, AZ; Great Falls, Montana, and in southern California. All hot, dry places. I have asthma and was always told the lack of humidity was good for me. WRONG. I do much better in the humidity. I know I whine about it, but I do feel better here than I did out west. ❤ I totally understand what you are saying.

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      1. I was confusing your statements about Arizona with Colorado, I do believe, Colleen. Or … who knows, I’m just a confused dude. 😮 That’s familiar to me about your asthma being better in the wet heat of Pensacola because when my dad had asthma attacks when I was growing up on Long Island, his doctor told him to run a hot humidifier. That correlates!

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          1. Mark, the really funny part about this is that Ron and I have been thinking of moving to Colorado Springs. It is closer to our daughter and grandkids in Utah that might move there also. The heat has been really bad for us. You read our minds. ❤

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