The seasons are changing. I noticed it right away when I returned from my R and R. It rained almost every day this week and little green plants are sprouting up all over the compound. The fauna has changed too: frogs, flying ants, crickets, birds flocking and roosting, nature on the move. Yesterday we had a huge rainstorm that flooded the compound and knocked some branches off the trees. A small river flowed past the kitchen tukul, it lost momentum towards the latrine and left the compound by the back gate.
After the storm
I have been issued my raincoat and rubber boots. The raincoat is extra large, but the boots fit. I like this new weather. It is cooler and I feel better.
New raincoat and rubber boots
At night, the sound of the frogs is deafening. They sit in the big pools of water out by the airstrip and sing their little hearts out. (More on water and the airstrip another time.)