Just two years ago we wrote, in worry, about “The dry Dry Season”, the extended drought that we were experiencing. Our concern then was about the bush fires becoming forest fires and destroying our forests.
And today, when we should be over a month into the dry season, we are experiencing regular and sometimes heavy rainfall.
Is the weather confused? Or is it just confusing us who probably notice it more than we adapt to it. We are seeing subtle changes in the flowering and fruiting of some of our forest trees. While we are accustomed to seeing the flaming Immortelle flowering at this time, there are some Chaconia blooming as well, and this should not happen until around July.
But we can feel the Dry Season pushing through! The strong northeasterly breezes, the spanking blue sky between the sudden showers, and the fact that the trails underfoot are becoming drier makes this transition period an especially beautiful time to be at Asa Wright.
The forests are cooler, the birds are brighter, and seem to sing more stridently, and the rivers and streams are full, and go crashing down through the valley. It’s a beautiful time to be here with us, so, are you on your way?