A Beautiful Full Moon

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.

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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14 Responses to A Beautiful Full Moon

  1. i wrote my friends in costa rica last night and said, ‘i’ve been watching the satellite image, and it looks like an unstable weather system to your west south west… don’t forget your mosquito repellent…”

    your post confirmed, yes, there’s some unstable air out in the pacific.. some thanks to lovely blanca…

    the moon shots are lovely!

    am online with fast internet for the first time in several weeks. am way behind.

    glad to stop by, if only for a fast ‘hi-bye!’


    • Hi nice to see you bye 😀
      Yes indeed we had some crazy weather and I’m sure Costa Rica had some of it too. Thankfully we don’t get too many mosquitoes but there are some around.
      Glad you liked the photos 🙂


  2. Carole says:

    We could use some of your rain, it has been real dry here. All my neighbors are running out of water. We do not have piped in water, we depend on the rainwater for our systerns. I have been not watering our plants and they really could use the water. I love the sounds of the rain. Thanks for sharing the photos.


  3. schuttzie says:

    Yes, your moon photos are gorgeous and mysterious looking! Tis the rainy season. It is good that you can appreciate it along with the sunny weather. Love the chirping frog 🙂


    • Wow thanks, glad you enjoyed them. I like the rain here. It keeps everything lush and green. Mornings are sunny so you know to do your stuff early and its not a problem. The frog is very cool 😀


  4. Anonymous says:

    I love the moon pictures. Lovely.
    The rain- yes the sky did open up on us, in a noisy, electrifying, downpour.


  5. Superb pictures. The rainy season has definitely started in Pedasi and last night the bugs were out in mass!


    • Thanks 🙂 If you have been getting even a bit of the rain that comes here, you should be getting wet and green. Hopefully the bugs will do their thing and settle down soon.


  6. Sunni Morris says:

    Beautiful moon shots. I’m still trying to master night photography.


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