Every year we spend a lot of time worrying about what the weather will look like on February 14th and the days leading up to it.
Some years it's dismal.
Some years it's something we can work with.
This year in Newport, the forecast is SO good,
I'm wondering where the hidden camera is.
I should apologize to my friends who live in places where there's snow.
But believe me folks, we pay for this weather dearly:
in taxes, and traffic, and governmental nonsense.
Don't even ASK me about gas prices.
And yet, for the last week or so,
I have witnessed several of our gondoliers out rowing in February...in shorts!
So at this point I'm getting an idea of what V-day must be like for my friends in Australia.
Here is a collection of shots I took from the docks as some of the gondoliers passed by.