. It is now the dry season in full force.
. Temps in the cemented city of PP are in the high 90’s, feeling like 105+.
. The rice fields are silent.
.The red dirt dusts the world around it.
. People move slower.
. The sun blazes day after day on the earth it shines on.
. We all tire more even if we’ve been in the cool some of the day.
. We cough more in the dust bowls.
. The mosquitoes are fierce dive bomber competitors to attack our exposed skin.
. Trash and smells are more noticeable.
. The temperature is slowly inching higher in numbers.
. Dragon, jack, mango, lychee, custard apple, melons, and milk fruit are all appearing with pineapple, bananas and coconut at the fruit stands with veggies winter melon, banana and lotus flowers, eggplant, cucumber (the size of a watermelon) with an array of greens that we westerners would usually pass by. (morning glory and lotus).
. Cows meander in their forage of food.
. Potholes on the dirt roads are permanent for the moment.
. People hose down their porches, cars, and motos almost daily.
. There is always a thin layer of dust inside.
. Clothes can dry in minutes in most cases.
. Chinese New Year has come and gone replacing Christmas decorations, but they still flow in the breeze.
. The locals are looking forward to the Khmer New Year in April