Oct 12 2011

Gringos in the Mist

The rainy season is upon us in full force.  It’s 10:00 a.m. and, for the third day in a row, we are surrounded by mist and drenched with rain.  The photo to the right is the view out of our front door right now. We’ve learned to appreciate the rainy season though.  If it wasn’t for the rain, we wouldn’t have all the green around us year-round. There would be no big leaves, fresh mangoes and bananas, or water to drink and power our electricity.

As you may know from reading our newsletters, Paul has been taking temperature and rain total readings here at our cabina.  Two days ago, when this front first landed over the Pacific, we got 3 inches of rain, and yesterday’s reading showed 2.8 inches.  That’s a lot of rain! And it’s still raining today, though so far, not as heavily.

But there is the mist…the cool mist.  We’re snug in our little cabina, wearing sweat-shirts since it’s about 63 degrees outside. This is the tropics!?? We get to live in the “cloud forest” for a few days and, truly, we don’t mind it.  It’s actually very beautiful. Here are a couple more photos from just a few minutes ago.










I have to admit, we are all getting a bit of cabin fever.  While Paul and I can get into the car and drive into town — though it’s cloudy and rainy there too — our cats are staying indoors.  They really don’t like the rain!

Like little kids, they have a lot of pent-up energy that gets released by things like chasing a sponge ball around the cabina, playing with empty boxes, and ripping apart books with their claws.

They will be much happier when the sun comes out, and — while we can appreciate the beauty of the mist — so will we.

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