Dry season seems to be very slow in coming this year. They say that dry season runs from April to October, give or take. For the past two years, the rains have sort of petered out through late October into mid-November. The past two years, Thanksgiving and the end of November were blazing hot with the humidity staying suspended in the air, rather than falling in sheets and torrents, as it is wont to do during rainy season. This year, we’ve had a couple of bright, sunny, dry season days, but the rains keep coming. Late in the night before Thanksgiving (or early the morning thereof), we had a typical rainy season storm. The day itself stayed cloudy, and the temperature was relatively cool. Humid, but since it had rained, not too unbearable. It was, in short, a rainy season day transported to what is supposed to be dry season. This actually turned out for the best; the temperature was great for being outside at the Ambassador’s for the annual Thanksgiving potluck.
On the down side, pineapples are still rather expensive. At least we’re getting them, even if we do have to pay a transportation premium.
The crows are a little confused by the delay in dry season. They’ve been engaged in defensive patrols around the perimeter of the Embassy, on the lookout for the annual dry season return of the bat colony. The bats have yet to send a Bat Advance Team (BAT), much less the full colony. The territorial battles between the crows and the bats are something to look forward to. Goodness knows we need some sort of diversion to take our minds off the stifling heat and humidity once dry season finally gets here.