Springtime in Zih

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, March 30, 2019, 10:00 (226 days ago)

Our change of season is something easily missed if you're not from the tropics. The changes are subtle. No tornados or even any rains. Instead fog banks are visible in the ocean as warmer air meets cooler water, mangos are fruiting, high pressure settles over most of the region bringing cloudless skies, and the smell of smoke starts to become noticeable.

The cold water currents during this time of year can cause algal blooms leading to red tides, though I haven't seen any reports of red tide along our coast this year. I have to mention that I've never seen any red tides here that come remotely close to what I experienced when I lived on the West Coast of Florida where the beaches would be full of dead fish large and small, and the toxic gases the red tide produced would have me coughing and my eyes watering. Here we rarely even see a fish kill from red tide, only warnings not to eat bivalves and the occasional brownish tint to the water.

One thing that is very noticeable are the beautiful pink blooms of the Tabebuia Rosea (Apamate Rosa).

Tequila sunrise?

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