The return of the rain

It’s a “picture’s worth a thousand words” kind of day here. A rainy day, to be exact. An early-rainy-season afternoon, when the ground is still dry from summer, the plants and trees and humans still grateful for the sound and smell and feel of a downpour.

Depending on where you are when you read this, you might be experiencing unseasonable cold, or unseasonable heat, or unseasonable shut-inside-ness. No matter what the case, I hope this picture sends you just a bit of the breath of fresh air that comes with those first Costa Rican rains of the year.

I’m a writer in San José, Costa Rica, on a year-long quest to share daily posts on inspiring people, places and ideas from my adopted home as a kind of tonic during a rough time in the world. Sign up (top right of this page) to receive a little dose of inspiration every weekday in your mailbox; tell a friend; check out past posts; and please connect with me on Instagram or FacebookIf you want to learn more about how to support Costa Rica during the crisis, visit my COVID-19 section, updated regularly – or for ways to enjoy Costa Rica from afar, visit Virtual Costa Rica.


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