This morning I woke up to the sound of howling wind and the pattering of a persistent rain on the zinc roof. We’ve been having some kind of weird weather phenomenon for the past couple of days and it’s been uncharacteristically cold and rainy for this time of year. It seldom rains in the early mornings even during the rainy season. They call it “canicula” here in Costa Rica. It’s a short period during July when the weather goes crazy and unpredictable, usually warm and dry but sometimes cold and wet. Known as Dog Days in english, it has something or other to do with Sirius and the Canis Major constellation. I didn’t want to get out of bed and neither did my two kitties who were snuggled up on top of the covers sleeping through the ruckus but I managed to walk over to the window and open the curtain only to confirm that the weather was indeed miserable. Mercifully the rain let up at about noon but a chilly wind continued to blow throughout the day. A couple of my roses had some of their branches broken off but for the most part they looked all right. Downright happy in fact, with their blooms covered in raindrops. They seem to enjoy nippy weather more than I do. Miss Amber, a bright coral rose had several open blooms today and climbing Joseph’s Coat was threatening to take over the trellis that it’s supposed to share with Blaze.
Joining Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Saturday Show Off at The Rose Garden in Malevik