Monday, June 8, 2009

When it Rains, it Pours

I was awoken the other night by thunder, thunder so loud that you might have guessed that the clouds had descended and were targetting just our roof. And then the lightening, it was so so bright that with my eyes shut, the window closed and curtain drawn, and my head facing the other direction- I still saw it. And of course, the rain. When it rains here, it rains. The dirt/sand road outside of our window was already flooded. And this went on into the morning hours... when it finally let up huge puddles were left, making some side roads impassable.

So far the rain has only come at night, leaving the rest of the day with bright blue skies and uninterupted sunshine. Which is probably why at 10pm last night it was still 31 degrees out. You can often find a good breeze, which is a welcomed reprieve from the humidity.

It rained again a couple of nights ago after we moved to our new place. This rain was accompanied by a wind that blew most of the rain horizontally in waves. From the security of our balcony it looked like hurricane conditions with trees bending and signs flailing.

This is the rainy season around here, so we are expecting more to come...

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