Tomorrow October 15th, 2015 marks the end of the rainy season in Ajijic, Lake Chapala.
It has been a terrific rainy season but now another magnificent season is upon us leading up to Navidad (Christmas).
The temperatures are cooler and more comfortable and soon we will need a sweatshirt or sweater in the evenings. This year is the first year in over 21 years that the rains did not cool down the temperatures. Yet more proof that Climate Change is real.
The weather now is perfect. The rains have just about finished and soon we will be seeing the beautiful yellow wildflowers blanket the mountains signalling fall is upon us.
Soon (usually after American Thanksgiving this year Thursday, November 26th) the snow birds will start arrviing and “the season” will begin. This is when many social events and fund raisers take place and home entertaining abounds. The traffic will be busier and shops and restaurants will have more clientele.
There will be craft show opportunities for Christmas shopping and Posadas for the children. A Posada is when a business offers candy and treats for the children who knock on their doors singing the traditional song about letting them into the Inn. These Posadas are a must see event.
There will be Christmas trees at Walmart and Superlake along with a abundance of classical Victorian and tacky ornaments on sale.
Many of the restaurants offer American Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners which will be posted in the Guadalajara Reporter.
Although we do have the best climate in the world it is nice to put on a sweater and throw a log on the fireplace just to celebrate the season.
Enjoy these last few weeks of peace and tranquility before the hordes descend upon us.
The other thing I love about this time of year are the nochebuenas (poinsettias) that bloom in gay profusion. Back up north they come in pots but here they are magnificent flowering trees that are everywhere.