Wednesday, June 17, 2009

warmth, sunshine and a good thunderstorm

I'm very open about how much the cold, grey, incessant New England rain simply drags my mood down. It doesn't help that May is usually around the end of the semester/year and I'm tired, stressed out and really just want to be done- the greyness really doesn't help around that time. And yeah, on the random day in May when the sun actually dares to shine in Ct, I break out my lovely skirts and skip along enjoying the warmth and sunshine.

Fast foward a few weeks, and for the first time in years and years, I'm in Ghana during the rainy season. We've had 2 wonderful thunderstorms- complete with lightening and thunder and all :) Of course, seeing as our house is not in danger of being flooded and these storms were at night, I could smile to myself, turn around and settle in for a good night's sleep with the sound of rain lulling me to sleep without worrying about potential damage etc. But yeah, this is just to say how much I love the weather here. Yeah, its hot- often uncomfortably so. But its also sunny and there are birds singing and plants blooming and every now and then, there's a good thunderstorm. People are more laid back, less uptight- yeah, that usually means slower- but still- it's a refreshing change.

Now, I'm sure that when things start to not work effectively (eg light goes out for days, phone reception is spotty etc etc) I'll get annoyed and wish for the efficiency and orderliness of New England. But for now, I'm going to enjoy the sun and the rain :)


  1. Lol. Pennsylvania rains are not much better. How i miss the thunderstorms. I remember how the smells of the earth used to come up after the rains and how great those were..... Reading this was a nice reminder of Ghana. Thanks!

  2. Hello Hello, so you're already enjoying the West African weather no? Good on ya!
    You said this is first time in years an years you've been in Ghana during the rainy season. Has it really been that long since you went home for the summer or is it sentiments/nostalgia making you exaggerate?

  3. Good. Enjoy it (while it lasts, *evil laughter*)!