At 62 degrees, I have to say that I cannot remember it being this cold since I've landed here at the end of 1999!
The thermometer isn't the only sign of the near-freezing (for the Caribbean) temperatures we're experiencing! My pointsettia has finally turned red! Every year since I planted her, prior to Christmas, the cooler temperatures usually turn my jungle green pointsettia fire red. For 10 months of each year, she blends into the various hues of green of our garden. This year has been different, and Utila experienced an extremely mild and dry rainy season. However, it's good to know that El Niño hasn't hurt us yet, and our aquafers are replenishing, our Pointsettias are turning, and all is right again, albeit a few months late.
I'm sorry for all the Utila visitors who would normally experience February's blazing hot sun, warm Caribbean ocean waters, and turquoise blue vistas towards the mountains of the mainland. We are experiencing our fifth straight day of overcast skies and the threat of rain. It's quite nice for a change, but not great for the visitors!
I'm sure the Utila Power Company income is slowing to a halt as residents and visitors refrain from using fans and air-conditioners, pulling out sweaters, pants and shoes in exchange!
The bright side is that it's perfect for doing all those things around the house that I have been procrastinating because it's been too hot! But this weather makes me want to curl up in bed with a coffee, a warm blanket and a good book!
Happy Tuesday everyone! I wonder how warm it is where you are?!
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