May 25, 2011

Slight of water

Here’s a trick question:

Which photo below was taken during the wet season?

January 2011
Answer:
Neither.

Same pond apple forest in April 2011

The reason?

The wet season is meteorologically described. It runs from November when water levels are still high to the middle of May when the swamps are completely dry. The pond apple forests usually hold onto water well into the winter, even sometimes through the spring.


Only not this year.

Granted, the top photo will get your boots wet.
(Still, that doesn't make it the wet season!)

1 comment:

Ciss B said...

Funny how we see and think of the wet season or monsoon season as when the rains come rather than meteorologically even today. It really comes from our lack of that knowledge and using simply what we see happen - rain. Interesting.