‘Tis the season to be jolly not only for the years utmost holidays but also welcome our dry season! The dry season cometh by the cooperation of the trade winds blowing the rain away, at least for the duration! It’s my favorite time of the year and basking in the sun brings warm feelings spreading that I have had trouble nada getting comfortable in this place!
However like most things Mother Nature brings us: There are GUSTS!
Looking out the window in the back yard, I see lots of green leaves laying on the ground that have been blown off the plants by the trade winds; bringing to mind comments from our family visitors through the years, i.e., “Love Costa Rica – hate the winds!”
Those poor leaves were innocent and having to have been blown off does bring some second thoughts about the season but, all considered, still beats the rainy season with daily tormentas that are so terrifying
Oh and the gusts not only guilty as leaf blowers but large branches and even trees themselves. Not pleasant to see Mother Nature’s vegetation laying on the ground but at the same time could be considered “windfall,” i.e., providing other uses for the down greenery like firewood for cooking tamales and warming our casas.
And there in the yard I also see a huge banana plant blown down by one of the trade wind gusts! One might say that miserable gust should be caught and whipped into a gentle breeze but at the same time look at the fruit that Mother Nature harvested for us!
*Author Thorman is from Canoas, Alajuela.