Weather in Ajijic, Lake Chapala, Mexico
It is that time of year yet again when I am so grateful that we live in the best climate in the world. (Some say Kenya is also good but the political unrest there makes it a distant second choice.)
I was born in Toronto, Canada and never really thought much about the weather. It was always awful.
The winter was cold, snowy with a low grey sky. If there was a pretty snowfall it was soon grey slush. Black ice was always a risk and deicing your windshield with a scraper (if you were lucky enough to have one that had not broken) or a credit card was commonplace.
February was the month with the highest suicide rate and I usually entered into it with resigned depression if not suicidal tendencies. I called it my February slump as did most everyone else.
One was more hopeful in March as there was some chance (as the saying goes) that it would go out like a lamb . April rained a lot but brought flowers and you might have the odd warmish day. I can remember it snowing in May for Mother’s Day one year and, of course, June brought the black flies followed by the mosquitoes. We sit here in Ajijic, Lake Chapala out on our bugless terrazas and I remember that in Canada although it might be warm enough to sit outside the insects would have a field day.
July there was some possibility of a couple of good weeks but come August the humidity was unbearable.
September was a melancholy month as one knew winter was on its way and October it could be raw and snowy leading into a bleak November. December was OK because of the warm Christmas sentiment but often it would arbitrarily not snow for the “White Christmas” one wanted.
At the moment the entire northeast and much of the rest of the US is experiencing horrible snow and ice storms and record low temperatures making travel (or even going to the store for milk) very difficult. Electricity has been knocked out in many communities and the joy of winter sports has no joy.
I love our 75 degree warm climate which we have year round in Ajijic, Lake Chapala. I love the sunny days and fragrant aroma of year round flowers and flowering trees. I love going for my walks without a jacket. I love that we never talk about the weather here as it is always perfect.
The warmth and sunshine of the local climate in Ajijic, Lake Chapala is very good for the soul.