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July Memories

“Live in each season as it passes: breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit.”
–  Henry David Thoreau

That is one thing that I miss about the United States – the change of seasons.

Panamá has a rainy season and a dry season. Where I currently live, the seasons are pretty distinct. January – April is dry season, pretty days with little to no rain and plenty of sunshine. May – December is rainy season, characterized by rough winds and cold rain showers typically in the late afternoon but sometimes lasting all day (and sometimes for several days!).

We celebrated July with… some creatures:

Worm in our bedroom.

Worm in our bedroom.

Sweet bird who built a nest in my planter by the front door. She has two blue eggs there!

Sweet bird who built a nest in my planter by the front door. She has two blue eggs there!

A trip to Finca Lerida:

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Fat hummingbird!

Fat hummingbird!

DSC00130 DSC00146 DSC00148We actually just bought a new camera in the middle of the month, so photos are a bit slim from the beginning of July. We had some dinner parties too and have been bad with taking pictures! I have a love/hate relationship with cameras… I hate technology and electronics, but I also have a TERRIBLE memory which necessitates taking pictures often so that the memory of the event isn’t lost forever… 😦

You might be wondering how I celebrated July 4 in Panamá. Well, it’s quite simple – I didn’t! Not to be unpatriotic, but American holidays take on a different meaning in a foreign country… and I also have a pretty strong love/hate relationship with the U.S. right now, so I wasn’t overly compelled to celebrate this holiday. Maybe next year!

What did you do this past July? 


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