Fallen Leaves

Today is January 2, 2015.  We are slowly moving forward through a new year and a new season.  The weather is getting hotter and the trees are losing their leaves; albeit not all of them.  Nature does things differently in this part of the world.  Some trees don’t lose all their leaves during the dry season.  Even though you can see a blanket of brown dry leaves under a tree, there are still plenty of green leaves embraced to the tree.  So not everything is brown or yellow in the midst of the dry and sizzling dry season or verano as we call it in Spanish.  I like it that way.

As nice as blue skies are and as nice as a bright sun is, I prefer my cobalt skies and the droplets of water pelting the roof with that soft rat-tat-tat sound that can easily put you to sleep an afternoon siesta.  Can’t help it, I love the rainy season.  We’ll have to wait until mid May or early June for the rains to return.  That’s the way it is.

Below is a picture of our backyard a few days ago.  In a couple of weeks the grass will be either brown or light yellow.  The green will evaporate into nothingness.  Here we go.

Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.



2 thoughts on “Fallen Leaves”

  1. Our live oaks are like that. They have their season for leaf-drop, but they’re never completely bare, like an oak or elm. It’s nice, because it means there’s at least a little green all year. Unfortunately, our other green comes from the cedar, or ashe juniper. It’s just about time for them to pollinate, and oh, my — such sneezing you’ve never heard. On the other hand, if it’s a really bad year, you might hear it, all the way to Panama!

  2. I know exactly what you mean. We have a friend who lives in Main but was born in Panama accustomed to our Tropical climate. She is having a hard time adjusting to sub-freezing temperatures.

    Snow-white sceneries are well and good, but Your Truly prefers a warm and green environment. My bones are allergic to cold weather. 🙂



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