The night before the full moon was perfect. A beautiful, bright moon rose behind the trees in a clear sky with just enough clouds to make it interesting.
It was so pretty that I had to go out in front of the house for a clearer view.
I love being outside and spend a lot of time on the terrace. I enjoy the daytime, and also some lovely nighttime sights like this. Lately we have also been enjoying a frog, and sometimes two frogs that come to the birdbaths at night and chirp for us.
(Turn up your sound)
It is not all peace and tranquility in the land, however. Last night we had an insane rain storm! It can rain here like you would not believe, but last night seemed even more intense than the usual big downpours. Lightning was flashing, thunder was crashing, and crazy amounts of water were raining down on us.
The neighbor’s yard looked like a lake.
Across the street there was a river in that neighbor’s yard, and the street was full of water.
Just when it seemed like it was going to slow down, another wave would come through and continue the pounding. The electricity eventually went off. As it got dark, we lit more candles and watched the storm. After a couple hours the electricity came back just as a huge thunderclap cracked overhead and about made us about jump out of our skins.
The rain continued well into the evening but like all things, nothing lasts forever. By the time we were ready for bed peace had returned to the skies and to the neighborhood. This morning was a beautiful sunny day with blue skies and a light breeze. Of course that never lasts forever either and the rains returned in the late afternoon. But, today, it was just a gentle rain that cleared up by mid-evening. And, so it goes in the rainy season when everything is lush and green in Panama, and usually rain soaked by evening.