Cold in Pedasí? Who would have thought

This past week it has rained almost every day, usually in the early morning or late evening. I love waking up hearing the rain pouring outside my bedroom window. It is definitely the wet season. Everything is green and growing whereas a month ago the grass was brown and a lot of trees were barren of their leaves. Nevertheless when it rains, it is still pretty warm and the sun comes usually comes out by the late morning. Yesterday I walked the dog and was pouring out sweat when I returned home from the half hour walk. That’s typical here in the pueblo and I am quite used to it now.

But this morning was a little different. I woke up late to hear the usual rain accompanied occasionally by lightening and thunder. Arose to sit out on the front veranda to drink a cup of coffee Mikkel seems to always have ready of me when I wake. The sky opened up and poured out buckets of water and the wind started blowing some of it onto the veranda. Then I started feeling “cold”, something very different for Pedasí. I have felt cold in Boquete, which is in the mountains, but never here in Pedasí. When I entered the house, I asked Mikkel if we could eat in the dining room this morning because it was a little warmer inside. The Weather Channel app on my iPad posted the low as 75 degrees F this morning and for the next week, with a high of 85 degrees F., with scattered thunderstorms and showers all week. It just seemed colder to me, but I’ll take 75 degrees.

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In Auburn, CA the temperature would be considered perfect for this time of year. It gets down in the 40’s and 30’s in the winter. But it is approaching summer there now and the temperatures there right now are in the triple digits, 100+ degrees. So I am grateful for these temps here and am enjoying it very much. Certainly no need for AC, although we don’t have it in our house anyway. And now the electricity just went out, so having cooler temps without the benefit of even a fan is great, although there is a slight breeze outside. But I guess I won’t be able to post this on my blog until we have power again. So time to do some housework and possibly take the dog for a walk when the rain lets up. I just hope it doesn’t rain tomorrow during I’ll have to post this later, so “chau” for now.

(I think I had a green filter on my iPhone camera.)

Headed out from our house on my walk
   Headed out from our house on my walk
Walking toward Playa Toro
    Walking toward Playa Toro
Everything is Green now.
    Everything is Green now.
A month ago, all was brown.
    A month ago, all was brown.
Headed back home. Bella got tired before me.
   Headed back home. Bella got tired before me.
Edge of town from the beach.
   Edge of town from the beach.
On our street toward home.
On our street toward home.
Home at last!
Home at last!

 

3 thoughts on “Cold in Pedasí? Who would have thought

  1. Hugo Ernst says:

    Thanks again for the photos and the insight. I remember some of those streets from our last visit. The cold and rain? Well, also looking forward to the rain, after 22 years in a place where you have to water everything, that also is a plus in my book. I’ll try and get used to 70 being cold.

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