Weekly Photo Challenge: Change

Weekly Photo Challenge: Change  Click here to learn more about this photo challenge.

I know I am behind on photo challenges, but I figure better late than never!  Last week’s photo challenge was change, and it didn’t take much thinking to figure out what change I wanted to post about.

It has been summer here for months, since December. The rains stopped. The winds picked up. Plants became brown and many trees lost their leaves. The weather became hotter every month until by the end of summer it was well into the 90’s in the afternoons.

My favorite field started to get brown.

My favorite field started to get brown.

Fires became common (photo by Joel)

Fires became common (photo by Joel)

My favorite field eventually looked like this. (photo by Joel)

My favorite field eventually looked like this. (photo by Joel)

But, things have changed! A couple weeks ago it rained a little. Last week we were away, but the neighbors told us it rained some more. Since we returned it has rained every afternoon for the last three days. And, it is cooler! Yesterday it was in the upper 70’s and I was so cold in the hammock I had to find a beach towel for cover. What a change after being acclimated to such hot weather.

Rain cascades off the roof

Rain cascades off the roof

The rain makes puddles in the yard.

The rain makes puddles in the yard.

Rain makes the distant trees look partly hidden in the mist.

Rain makes the distant trees look partly hidden in the mist.

I enjoyed summer here. I like watching the changes, the new flowers and fruits everywhere, the different birds, the iguanas in the yard. But, I’m glad for this change. I’m ready for things to look lush and green again, to watch things grow in the yard, and to enjoy a bit cooler weather so I can work outside more. The limon trees are also covered with buds now, and I know it’s going to smell absolutely heavenly any day now!

Change is good. It keeps things interesting. The only thing you can really count on is that things change, sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly, but everything eventually changes.

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About Kris Cunningham

We live in David, Chiriqui Provence, Republic of Panama! This blog is about some of our experiences in our new country.
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2 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Change

  1. Send it our way!!! We have had one little rain and we’re waiting…waiting..waiting.

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