Rainy Season vs. Dry Season

Posted by admin - June 30, 2011 - Trip Blog - No Comments
I took this in the middle of March.

I took this in the middle of March.

I took this picture this morning after looking at my pictures from March.

I took this picture this morning after looking at my pictures from March.

When I was here in March I was astounded by the amount of green and color on Ntchisi Mountain. Because of the elevation here, the temperature is much cooler but it is just as dry. The dust is everywhere and on everything. The plants that are able to keep their leaves are covered in so much dust that some of them look like small dirt piles from a distance.

This is the time of abundance. When I was here in March it was the very end of the rains and people were beginning to collect their harvest. The harvest usually lasts the people till the next harvest; however, if the rains do not cooperate it can effect the food supply for an entire year.

For now things are good and we are swimming in dust. Our bodies have a fine layer at all times and anything that sits still for a day or so begins to disappear. What I love about this area is how much the scenery changes with the season, and yet be so beautiful in its own unique way. Being from Maine and New Hampshire where we also see a total change in scenery as the season changes, I appreciate the value of the seasonal distinctions. It is quite a thing to reflect on.