I grew up and spent most of my adult life in the North Country where Christmas time was defined by snow and cold and often weeks without a day on the water because of the air temperature or the wind velocity. Now, some look forward to a white Christmas and I surely understand that sentiment, however I now look forward to a green Christmas on the palm-lined saltwater rivers of Florida.

One thing I can tell you; putting up outside decorations is a lot more pleasant in seventy degree weather than it is in the snowy cold of the North Country.