When we first moved into this house, I was so excited about the Florida room. Because it’s so Florida, of course, just a room full of windows to capture our state’s most acclaimed asset: the sunshine. I thought how great it would be to have plants growing on both sides of the windows—vines outside and potted plants inside. Just last week, I was thrilled when having left the door open, a gulf fritillary butterfly flew in and circled the sunny room for a good 15 minutes.
I was less thrilled with today’s visitor…
It took me 45 minutes with a push broom as my weapon and knee-high galoshes as my armor to get the damn thing out of the house.
Dream shattered…I no longer want to bring the outdoors in. Outside, please!