The short dry season is currently toying with us. It was supposed to arrive at the beginning of January. We waited and waited, but the rains just continued. Cool weather and rain every couple of days. It wasn’t bad – just unusual.
Then this last week the hot weather came! The sky was cloudless and blue, blue, blue. The sun seemed brighter and the air felt dry.
So we lived on our front porch in the afternoons. I put a grate across the opening of the porch, plopped Ellie Jo in her walker, grabbed a book and enjoyed the weather. Ellie Jo figured out how to chase poor Henry around the porch and then made Robin a happy man when she started “running” to him when he got home from school. She also became very interested in plucking petals from the geraniums and scattering them across the porch (just practicing for her flower-girl gig in July!).
On Saturday Jacob came over and we played Settlers on the porch. It was like summer time – Kool-Aid and shorts and outside fun.
After a couple of hours the wind picked up. Cards and settlements started flying (think the Wizard of Oz). We moved the game inside.
And the rains came back.
So we put on socks and drank tea.
Guess it really was the short dry season.
Thanks for the picture, Dad.