While I was in the US, the seasons changed dramatically in Boquete. When I left, it was still the rainy season, with rain most every afternoon. It didn’t rain at all for the first week when I returned, and the winds were very gusty much of the day and night (perhaps up to 50 mph, which is pretty breezy, even for Oklahoma!).
The first little shower happened yesterday afternoon, and was hardly enough to dampen the roads. Today there was a brief shower that lasted maybe 5 minutes. Other than that, the weather has been gorgeous – sunny and a little warmer than it was during the rainy season. Perfect!
It’s now the dry season, which people call “summer” here. This will likely last until March or April, when the rains will begin to increase again.
As I’m working this afternoon, I hear the birds singing outside. Their calls are very different from those in Oklahoma – very exotic-sounding. It makes for some very pleasant background music! I couldn’t wait to return to Boquete, and it’s days like this that are part of the reason.