Late this afternoon, when my husband and I returned to Boquete Canyon Village, the gated community in which we live, we drove around so I could attempt to capture some of the beauty surrounding us. When I had the chance to look at the results, I decided that this was as close as I could get to “winter” in this part of the world.
Winter can be a very different experience depending on where in the world you reside. In Panama, there are basically 2 seasons: the dry season (summer) and the wet season (winter). The dry season brings strong winds and hot days with very little to no rain, turning the grasses to dry golden brown stalks. The wet season with its billowing, always-changing clouds that pour copious amounts of rain upon the land is very humid and creates a brilliantly green and lush environment. It is the wet season here now and the jungle greens, emerald greens, lime greens and every green you can imagine are simply glorious. These photographs may not look wintery to most people, but this is our winter even though we are not donning sweaters and coats, boots and gloves, and clearing snow from pathways and sidewalks.
Here’s the photo tour of our beautiful winter landscape.