The Long Dry Season Comes to Central Africa

Our weather consists of two seasons: Rainy and Dry.  The latter, beginning in late June, lasts about three months, and the rainy season the rest of the year.  Well, there is also quite a short dry-ish season in December-January.

Here are a few pictures of our dry season:

A lovely dom palm, in the Imbo Plain nexrt to us

A lovely doom palm (Hyphaena thebaica) in the nearby  Imbo Plain

Another morning, the same dom palm.  Haze during the dry season is caused by dust.  And, the best pictures are taken early in the morning.

Another morning, the same doom palm. Haze during the dry season is caused by dust. And, the best pictures are taken early in the morning.

A few of our goats, enjoying the early morning sun.  The seeded grass provided excellent fodder.

A few of our goats, enjoying the early morning sun. The seeded grass provided excellent fodder.

In the village, oil palms are coming to fruit.

In the village, oil palms are coming to fruit.

Close-up of an oil palm bunch.  I'll be doing a little blog about oil palms.

Close-up of an oil palm bunch. I’ll be doing a little blog about local oil palm production.

In the village, folks will gather some of their ripe crop products, or gather from the Imbo Plain - as here, a girl selling lemons that she gathered in the morning.  Very micro-small enterprise and so difficult to capture in aggregate for studies on crops and local markets.

In the village, folks will gather some of their ripe crop products, or gather from the Imbo Plain – as here, a girl selling lemons that she gathered in the morning. Very micro-small enterprise and so difficult to capture in aggregate for studies on crops and local markets.  Fruit here is being sold by the bunch; most folks don’t have scales.

Dry season brings heavy winds in the afternoon, so wind surfing on Lake Tanganyika  is quite a popular sport during the dry season.

Dry season brings heavy winds in the afternoon, so wind surfing on Lake Tanganyika is quite a popular sport during the dry season.  This is the beach just down from us.

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Picture from a recent training of veterinarians and vet technicians upcountry. I discuss in French with some Kirundi and have also a Kirundi translator to help with technical aspects ... Blog entries are about Africa, as well as about the Middle East and life in general, reflecting over 30 years of work and study in Africa and the Middle East – Come and join me!
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