Friday, April 6, 2007

Rain Fell

It rained yesterday; remarkable because it has never rained here in Coco when we were here. We arrived in mid-January of 2007 to hard blue sky every day. Over the last two weeks we noticed clouds, a few at first and then some cloudy days. Now it rained, not much but it rained. Smelled pretty good. Perhaps it was a little joke from God as we had just installed a big water irrigation system for the garden the day before!

We expect more frequent rains in May. Generally the rains are not too heavy but the sky is frequently cloudy between May and November. That drops the average temperature from 97 to 92 and raises the humidity from 30 percent to 50 percent. Unlike North American weather, the weather here is quite constant, even boring. Constant hot and dry for several months and then cloudy and rainy for several months.

This is a hot climate but we have gotten used to it. We don't have air conditioning in the house but it is sometimes a great relief to get in the car and cool down with its air conditioner.

I am always in awe of the way nature adapts here. Dispite the many months without water many trees remain very green and flowering trees are to be seen everywhere. The photo above is the colorful scene in front of our house.

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