It’s been scorching hot the past few weeks on this sunny island. Three weeks ago, I was waiting for a bus in the middle of the afternoon sun. By the time the bus arrived (some 30 minutes later!), my skin had been burnt to a golden brown crisp. I suffered a terrible headache which didn’t go away until the next day (I suffered two daylong headaches this week alone just by walking 10 minutes in the sun).
Any suggested activity now will be met with a barrage of questions — Is it indoors? Will there be air-conditioning? Do I need to be in the sun? Should I risk getting a headache for this? Needless to say, I’ve been very reluctant to leave the house and brave the heat.
Last Friday, however, I had to meet a client in the afternoon. On the way there I noticed something I had overlooked the past few weeks — the bougainvilleas are out in full force, framing overhead pedestrian bridges in intense fuschia . Along the main roads, the trees are fiercely and liberally decorated with flowers in deep purples, bright whites, striking oranges and fire engine reds. What a beautiful sight!
Apart from thriving plants, the hot weather has other perks too:
How’s the weather where you’re at?