Stormy Weather

“Land Unter” or wide spread flooding is the current situation in my home country Germany – and the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Hungary, you name it. Central Europe is drowning and our daily thunderstorms here in Costa Rica are very much routine, compared to the floods overseas.

Nevertheless we had quite a storm today. Heavy rains combined with strong gusts of wind managed to release screeching demons assaulting our development and the homes therein. As much as I enjoy a good storm, and hailing from the Northern parts of Europe, where Thunder God Thor delights in lashing the North Sea with his furore, I do love noisy natural events. But I don’t much like running around applying assorted towels and wet mops to intruding wetness. Today high winds drove the rain so hard against the mountainside that even our highest windows under the wide, overhanging roof protection were awash in water. Soon water spilled through the channels for our sliding doors, poodling here and there and everywhere.

The drama unfolding right in front of our eyes, the ever changing “Kulisse”, nature’s stage set of the Valle Central, Costa Rica’s central valley, and several side canyons to our East and West, pretty much guarantee a mind boggling view at any time. Especially in the developing wet season, the constant ebb and flow of dramatic cloud movement is as entertaining as any movie. Well, most movies.

Everything is peaceful now. The storm has moved on and all the lights across the valley twinkle crisply. Till tomorrow …    

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