Sunday, January 06, 2013

Two seasons

9AM - Only two seasons
I was re-reading John Muir's "My First Summer in the Sierra". Muir began his book with:
"1869. In the great Central Valley of California there are only two seasons, - spring and summer. The spring begins with the first rain-storm, which usually falls in November."

It occurred to me that central Mexico is the same on the Pacific coast. Only two seasons, spring and summer. Except that spring begins in June with the first rain storm. And a mild summer begins in December when the rain stops and blue skies begin.

Writers Mike & Terri Church observe the same thing in their book, "Traveler's Guide to Mexican Camping".
The Church's observe, "One of the world's most interesting and least expensive travel destinations is just across the southern U.S. border. Mexico offers warm sunny weather all winter long..."

The Church's label the season that begins in December "winter". Of course it is not winter, but actually Mexico's central Pacific coast summer. What a miracle this Mexico summer is for those of us lucky enough to live here and experience it!

Clear sky


Location: El Chaco RV Park
Elevation: 15 meters