The rainy season is upon us.(May – October) I am not really sure when it is supposed to start but I am sure it started early. We saw the first rains back in April. The week before Songkran. Now it’s June and the rains are most definitely here. Don’t be fooled though, it’s still really hot and very stick indeed.
I have spent most of my time in the house. It has become so humid.Taking the dogs for a walk is a flannel in your pocket job. The sweat streams from my face and neck. I hate it when it goes into your eyes. Plenty of mosquito repellent on your exposed skin too.
Even if you holiday here in the rainy season it’s not going to rain all the time but be aware if you get caught in a down pour you will be well and truly soaked through to the skin. One consolation – you won’t be cold!!!!
Yesterday mornings dog walk was a perfect example. I started off the walk with a few drops of rain and even when it became a little heavier I didn’t mind because the rain was cool on my hot skin. Then the heavens opened and I couldn’t even see to carry on walking, it was raining so hard. Needless to say Wow had a good laugh when I appeared at the door looking like a drowned rat. Although I can’t speak Thai and she can’t speak English, she knew what I meant when I asked for her to bring me a towel to the door. There was no way I could have gone inside the house, dripping as I was.
Then as quickly as it started, it stopped and the sun came out.
Sometimes I see the wind getting up and the fronds of the palm trees come crashing to the ground, together with the occasional coconut. Then I know it is time to grab the glass lanterns from outside and drag them indoors before they fall over.
Last week the big yukka plants on the terrace blew over and one of the pots smashed. So we have left them surrounded by the chairs off the terrace to ensure it doesn’t happen again. Goodness knows what would have happened if one of the dogs or cat has been underneath!!!! I hate to think about it. Especially as Molly always runs out onto the garden when the thunder starts. Barking her head off. I don’t know if she is barking because she thinks she is warding something off or if she is barking because she is frightened but it sure makes things worse for Tess who is really terrified. I do worry that one of the coconuts will come down and hit her on the head. Then that will be the end of her. They really do come down with such a thump.
People tell me that snakes come out of their hiding places when the heavy rains come. Well, lets hope they have not hidden in our garden then!!!! I do worry when I am out dog walking. They all love to have a sniff in the grass but if there is any long grass I have to pull them away just in case there are any snakes about.
David who used to live here told OH about the day he was busy by the pump house when there was a movement in the plants beside him!!!! – a King Cobra raised it’s head. Luckily it moved away and David managed to get away without coming to any harm!!!!!
There is always a lot of debris to pick up around the garden when its been raining and windy. Oh and I hate all that thunder and lightening too.