Rainy Season

I like sitting at the window watching and listening to the rain and watching the clouds/mist on the mountain in the distance. The afternoon rain has begun. I can already tell after a week of being here that the rain starts between 1:30pm and 2pm. I walk most everywhere therefore I know that if I want to do anything I need to do before then or later in the evening after the rain has stopped. It usually rains for about two or three hours most days.  Some days more, some days less. On the days that it only rain for one or two hours the sun will shine through after the rain and the butterflies come out and fly about the garden.

That’s usually a good time to catch up on email, take a nap, cook, work on my blog, or read. Coming to Boquete at this time of year I knew it was the rainy season but came anyway because I didn’t want to pay the price of “high season.”  The casita I’m currently renting goes for $1000 a month in high season. I’m paying $600 a month. Truth be told if I were willing to wait to secure accommodations upon arrival I could have gotten something for less. Last night at dinner I struck up a conversation with a French expat who knows of a two bedroom place going for $500 a month. I’m happy however with my current accommodations. It’s fully furnished, within walking distance of town and my landlord is very friendly. I have free reign of the garden (fresh flowers, fruits and vegetables).

Mid-morning snack

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Banana Muffins made by me (no artificial preservatives)

On the days that it only rain for one or two hours the sun will shine through after the rain and the butterflies come out and fly about the garden. I love watching them. They fly about freely with not a care of their life span. I’m sure they are not concerned about what their legacy will be.

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4 Replies to “Rainy Season”

  1. wow ….. very well written, i could of gone on reading all day. i could really visualize the beautiful butterflies in the garden because of how you portrayed your adventures…… go on

  2. Yes, please go on…. I love the rain–I like gardens and butterflies. I was walking in the garden after the rain, admiring the butterflies and flowers—then you snapped me out–end of story? So, please go on. With your words–I see. This is a great blog.

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