Friday, September 25, 2009

Before and After the Rain

In my last post we had been waiting for some rain from Tropical Storm Erika. She passed us by as she was disintegrating into a tropical depression and so her visit only brought us rain, about 7 inches within a couple of days. It was enough rain to replenish water cisterns across the island, and to return St. Croix to a lovely verdant color.

Here are some shots before and after the rain:

The one disadvantage to all that rain was a resurgence of mosquitoes. Our resident geckos have been feasting, and I have a developed a theory that mosquitoes are potent aphrodisiacs for our gecko friends. This was the scene around the house the other morning:

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