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:
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.
In the village, oil palms are coming to fruit.
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. 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. This is the beach just down from us.