Sometimes the change of seasons in Brasil is not obvious. We slide easily from Winter to Spring into Summer, sliding past Fall and back into Winter. There is not much variation in temperatures, only the changes in the amount of rainfall marks the seasons here. And with the rain or dry, follows the fog and the bright sunlight and these changes are what gives us our seasons.
This year we had a very early in the fall, very cool temperatures – to me it seemed different how early on in June it felt cold. Don’t laugh at me because 10c - 13c or 50f –55f does feel cold up here in fog.
The trees bloom in different colors at different time of year, and if you can keep track of the season it is possible to remember that the purple is spring, the orange flower is Summer, the bright pink is winter.
This year we actually had fall colors. I first saw them from the bus window coming from Rio – these colors were so unusual that once in Friburgo I went in search of the tree with either the bright yellow flowers or leaves. This year’s weather has been so confused that the faux Cherries were in full bloom in mid June instead of early July. Today it is sunny and warm – almost 20c (68) perfect weather for lunch on the veranda. It feels like we are in the transition zone between winter and spring and not even the weather knows what will happen next.