Wednesday, January 29, 2014

January Weather

The weather here lately has been manic.

The mornings are sunny, hot in fact, with the Andean sun beating down on you at 8,000+ feet above sea level. The sun's rays are nothing short of piercing, and quasi-albino individuals like myself have to stay well covered or slathered in sun block.

I never run in the mornings for fear I will burst in to flames.

The afternoons bring ominous, black clouds, full of surprises.
Sometimes they do nothing.
Sometimes it rains.
Sometimes it pours.
And sometimes we get thunder, lightening, and hail!

Yesterday's clouds brought a massive hail storm, one that we just missed being caught in at the park by about 30 seconds!

I love this weather. It is dramatic, exciting, challenging. You never know what you're going to get.

And the calm after the storm is always worth it.

Playing in the sunshine, but with the clouds rolling in
(maybe 10 minute before the hail hit)

Right after I took this picture we ran home and
the hail started right as we got back!

The view from our apartment right after the storm... Beautiful.

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