52 Weeks of Life Seen Through My Eyes

Ida's Photo Theme Challenge

52. Winter Landscapes


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.









11 thoughts on “52. Winter Landscapes

  1. Absolutely beautiful scenery.


  2. very pretty with the mist.


  3. So lovely to see your part of the world, Ida. I can’t even imagine such a green landscape in winter! Beautiful pictures.


    • Having lived for so many years in Northern California, I am used to green grass in winter and golden in summer, but there are few bare trees here at any time of year. It is equatorial after all. 🙂


  4. Very pretty Ida! I’d say your chances are pretty good that you won’t be needing a snow shovel this winter. Maybe an extra machete for trimming… but defiantly not a snow shovel!


  5. You’re absolutely right, Mindy! No shoveling snow in these parts. Perhaps when we visit Seattle next we may see a little snow. 🙂


  6. What beautiful scenery to in. Sure beats flat ole Florida. Enjoy YOUR winter.


  7. Thanks, Ida, for sharing your winter wonderland with all of us. Please do, however, be cautious of sharing too much because we do not want Mindy to pack up and move back to Panama.


  8. I love winter scenes and the fog that hangs over. Very pretty!


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