Yesterday morning was wet and rainy, but so quiet we could hear the waves from the ocean over the trees. Despite the rain we spent the morning in the back and front garden. It was about time that we trying to tame the over growing jungle before it starting taking over. Originally we intended to work on the back yard only but I started pulling on a few things in the front yard, so we decided we were so wet and dirty we may as well cut back the bushes and flowers that were taking over there also.
Later in the day the rain stopped and we went down to the beach. SU was looking for some specimens for what we call the “rockery”. While SU looked for rockery, I walked the beach. There have been a great many changes on the beaches during this Wet Season. The storms and increased winds as well as change of wind and wave direction have transformed and shifted the sand. The sand has been pulled offshore and out to the water and small creeks, or even what I would call rivers have been formed from the drainage of the surrounding hills. This means that the landscape has changed considerably and there is a bit of rockery showing at low tide. During Dry Season the sand is noticeably higher and the beaches look much different.
As I walked, I watched the little Bubble Crabs trying to hide. I marveled at how big some of the rocks are that have been unearthed by the storms. I thought about how the seasons here are so different from the seasons at home. I wondered if people who saw the beaches in the campo for the first time now, would think they were as beautiful as I find them. And I was glad that the sun was trying to peek out from behind the clouds to give one last sigh for the day. Because a walk on the beach, no matter what the weather, makes for a good day in the campo.
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~