Well May is almost over and with it the warmish weather. A lot of people travel at this time of the year as it can get a little warm and a little dusty as we wait for the magnificent rainy season to begin.
Every day when I am out walking my dogs (well almost every day) the sound of the rain birds, who herald that the rainy season is imminent, are croaking themselves hoarse. Sitting at home I can hardly hear myself think for the noise if these not really birds but very large insects making themselves heard.
When we look up north and around the world we have to, yet again, be very thankful that we live in paradise. Yes it is a little warm but we don’t have horrible and very destructive tornadoes, floods, erupting volcanoes and wild fires. Some of my family was recently in Toronto in mid-May and the weather was cold and rainy every day for days. Naturally, the sun came out and it warmed up as soon as they were on the plane headed home to Ajijic, Lake Chapala but it is cool again now and cloudy.
Our wonderful climate which is the best in the world attracts a lot of people to our village in the sun but it is the warmth of the Mexican people which makes us stay.
Don’t get me wrong, I complain as much as the next man (or in my case, woman) about the heat but the fact remains there is nowhere else in the world I would rather be.
I feel great compassion for those who are in the path of the tornadoes and floods which are taking lives and homes of so many. And it is not over yet. Like us I hope you will do what you can to help. So when I think yes, it is a little warm, I know very soon the rains will come and we will all enjoy the best season of the year here in Ajijic, Lake Chapala – the rainy season.
Next Wednesday is June lst and then it is 2 weeks or less until the rain comes. I think we should all be able to hold out until then and in the meantime we can thank whatever God we pray to for allowing us to live in, as my father used to describe it, our little slice of heaven.
Another wonderful thing that June brings is the mangoes. At our house it is a race to get them before the dogs do but there is always plenty for all.