Two days ago at about ten o’clock in the morning, Mother Nature played a mischievous trick on us. Suddenly, everything was quiet and still. The temperature started to fall drastically and the sun disappeared, originating an unusual darkness at that time of day. The birds stopped their chirping and the dogs scurried into their remote corners. Something was about to happen.
We heard a loud roar, like a speeding train and gusts of strong winds blew in from the east. The sky was stained with thick dark gray and black clouds. The winds whistled as it passed through the limbs of the trees. Bright streaks of light pierced the sky followed by loud thunder causing the windows to vibrate.
My wife and I thought our house would be raised into the air and tossed to the nearby sea. This strange weather phenomenon was taking place from Chorrera to Arraijan and from Chepo to Panama City. Trees were tossed around like toys and roof tops were disrupted and launched into the turbulent air.
Afraid as I was, I darted to our backyard with camera in tow, and took several pictures of the menacing dark cobalt skies. This is how the sky was painted by Mother Nature.
It rained sparsely for a brief moment. Then the wind stopped, the sky cleared, the birds were out with their usual symphonies, the dogs barked their way out of their holes and the sun made its regal entrance. Normalcy had returned to El Bosque and it was once again business as usual. As far as I know, no damages occurred in the neighborhood. It was a naughty act of Nature having fun. Good Day.