Rain

rain clouds

The view from the top of our hill near Alto San Juan.  The rain moves in.

 

The rain pours down the steep drive near our apartment and out into the street.   As the storm sweeps through the drops  got larger.  The rain drops hitting the broad leafed trees nearby made it difficult to carry on a conversation.  In the rainy season it rains almost every day.  The small streams explode into torrents.  Its the “dry” season now but it still rains hard like this occasionally.  The air is so heavy with rain that there seems to be few spaces between the drops. One can get soaked in seconds, however the water feels warm so getting soaked can also be a relief.

Costa Rica thrives on rain.  The forests drink it up.  The country gets most of its electricity from renewable sources like hydroelectric and geothermal. Here is a link that describes a bit more about their energy plans and resources.Costa Rica Renewable Energy

After the rain the earth and air seem very alive.

I got soaked on the way back from the fruit stand today.

Author: talks2trees

I'm a recent writer and retired teacher. Married for more than half my life to Ariana I am content now to travel with her to warm places while snow swirls around our home in upstate NY where we live two houses away from my son, daughter-in-law and three grandchildren. Our daughter lives just a block away so our decision to travel is not without a consequence. However we have taken very few vacations in our married life so this journey, that starts in Costa Rica, is very new.

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