Monday, June 1, 2015

Rainy Season

Hi Everyone.
Well rainy season was supposed to start in mid April and normally you would receive a downpour almost everyday but for the first year that people can remember we have only had rain 4 or 5 times. One thing that you have to realize is that there is a rainfall and then there is a Panamanian rainfall. The difference is that a regular rainfall is measured in millimeters and a Panamanian rainfall is measured in centimeters. It is amazing how hard it can rain here. In a matter of minutes there can be an inch of water sitting on top of the grass. This year we are not receiving those rains and they are badly needed. It is crazy the changes that are happening to regular weather patterns because of global warming.
On a happier note. I have put out a feeding station for the wild birds which is covered with banana and papaya each day and all the birds are having their babies right now so the feeding station is very busy with mother's getting food for their young and bringing them to the station to eat. One who is very busy is this woodpecker and the food of choice for the babies is banana's.