Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Change of Seasons

Here in the Land of Eternal Spring we do actually have season changes. As many of you know there is a rainy season and a dry season. November is the beginning of the dry season which is also known as "summer" around here. The interesting thing is it is also the coldest time of the year--at least at nights. It has started getting cold at night and we are going to have to throw a second wool blanket on the bed to keep from freezing to death as the house temp plummets into the 50's. Come December we will get a few nights in the 30's. Thankfully we have a fireplace that keeps things a little toastier. We tend to get more sun during the dry season and the flowers will soon be exploding with color. It's kind of disorienting to see the usual pumpkins and chrysanthemums and vivid lighting of fall afternoons combined with spring-like flower gardens, roadside wildflowers and crackling fires on cold nights. But that's what makes Guatemala unique!

1 comment:

Mo&We said...

How beautiful! It is getting cold here, too, but it doesn't look like that. Have a good weekend. Love, Mama