This time of year we celebrate Fire Season in Southwest Florida, which starts in mid-February and usually runs to mid-May. In the Florida Earthways Shamanic Path, Fire Season is characterized by an influx of seasonal residents, and an influx of tourists. Fire Season is also the time when it doesn’t rain much here, so there are numerous festivals each weekend. You have to save your money all year to be able to attend all the Festivals and Faires that happen during Fire Season. And, you have to decide what matters to you because there are so many choices.
Do you like food? Music? Art? Dancing? Car Races? Swamp Cabbage? Hot Air Balloons? Charity Auctions and Balls? There are festivals devoted to all these kinds of things, and more, all over Southwest Florida, this time of year. But you can’t do it all!
Normally, the temperature is “seasonable,” which means that the end of January is still kind of cold, and then in February, the air temps start warming up and we have cool mornings and dry and comfortable afternoons. We typically see the afternoon heat reach 80 degrees. And there is usually little humidity. And, we usually get very little rain during Fire Season, hence the name.
This year, we have had higher temps, more humidity and, rain. Lots of rain.