Lightning in the night

IMG_4108There are two seasons in Costa Rica;summer and winter, which is called the rainy season. It has come with a vengeance! We have lightning and thunder which rocks the house and is lighting the skies and the rooms of the house. Power is out constantly and flashlights are your best friends. Have you lived in the country where there are no lights? When the little street lights you have go out; it is pitch black outside. The only light you have is the lightning gracing the sky and your flashlight. You memorize where your furniture is so you do not bump your shin like a blind person in a strange room.

A transformer is struck by lightning and exploding. I nearly jumped out of my chair. Kaboom and it was pitch black. I thought lightning struck the house, it shook so hard. A cable was hanging onto the barrel transformer and would strike transformer and and make a Big Bang 💥 It is one hundred yards from the house and felt like it was in our room. Bells were ringing, lights were flashing and you could not sit still.

We have several days and nights of heavy rain, lightning and thunderstorms ⛈An auspicious way to start the rainy season. Hour and half drives become three hour hair raising drives. The four by four is slipping on the mud on the roads and road closures are a common day experience. One forty-two is closed to LaFortuna or you wait thirty minutes to travel ten minutes while you wait for the landslide to be cleared. So is the fun times in Northern Costa Rica. I sit at my property over looking Lake Arenal and stare at the beauty as the storms let up. I decided to clear some weeds from the property and I am worn to a frazzle. I have not gardened in twenty years and know I will pay for it tonight. Sunburned, tired, wet from an occasional shower and ready to drive home as the storms pick up again. God, it feels good, Thank You.

Lightning and thunder crackling the afternoon sky as we pull into our driveway. The sky burst open and we get drenched by the time we hit the porch, but we do not care because I was drenched with sweat anyway and the storm cooled me down.  I love my causal life in Aguacate, Costa Rica. I like the storms; the sound of rain pounding the earth and the lightning and thunder making you feel alive. The sounds of nature as the birds begin too sing as the storm travels away. I watch the lightning in the dark skies far away from us; like a symphony playing some hard Beethoven and the drums climaxing with the lightning.Marvelous! Pura Vida!

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Poems

The Costa Rican Lady

She was short; Maybe forty-five kilos’s

She wore sandals and walk like she was on pillows

Quietly with purpose

She wore a skin tight dress with a matching purse

It was white with a plunging neckline

You couldn’t help but stare, she caught your eye

The diamond set in the crevice of her breasts

Stiletto shoes to compliment the dress

A droopy Panamanian hat shaded her eyes

Bright red with a white ribbon hand tied

Again you stare, and she caught your glance

She smiled, laughed, as she put you in her trance

“You like what you see?”

Suddenly you wake up from your dream

You put your head back down

Give a little frown

Tomorrow you leave Costa Rica

Even if you dreamed of a Chiquita

You had a great time

Author: tmnugent

Poet Author. Living in Costa rica Pura Vida. Love to travel, play with my dogs and write poetry. My girlfriend and I enjoy life and could't be happier living here

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