Red, Hot October in the Tropics
It was one of those days this week that the weather was extremely hot. It was a burning 32oC (90oF) at 10 AM when I went to the barrio. This was a complete contrast to the gloomy rain clouds two weeks ago. The "Amihan Season" is finally here. "Amihan" or the Northeast Monsoon is the "cold, dry air" from Siberia, China and Japan. It brings really cool temperature at dawn but extremely hot late mornings till afternoon.
If the temperate countries enjoy four seasons, here in the Philippines, we enjoy three seasons. Although these seasons are unofficially declared, I like to think that they are.
Cool Dry Season - October to January
Hot, Dry Season - February to May (Summer)
Hot, Wet and Wild - June to September (Height of Typhoon Season, see why it was called?)
The leaves will always be green all year round. We do not experience the yellow and orange hues of fall. Even during summer, the brown leaves are always outnumbered.
If leaves fall on the other side of the world, ours continue to bloom. Today, the flowers in red, hot number caught my attention.
I have lived my life in this little barrio yet I never saw it this way before. Walking around and finding these beautiful colors of nature inspired me. Details will be posted on a hub mini-series Life in the Rural Area.