As soon as we arrived at my parents' house I was blown away by how much everything had grown in two years. It had rained most of the day, but it was just clearing up and the light was really good, so I unpacked my camera first thing. The entire garden was glistening with water droplets.
It's perpetually spring here. Everything is in bloom and there is a freshness in the air and in the ground. The plants are spry. Everything lives in an ebb and flow of rain and sunshine, sleep and awake. The cycles are so much faster here than they are further from the equator. Instead of living in terms of seasons and waiting all winter for warmth and growth and spring all you have to wait for is tomorrow or the afternoon for the sky to clear and the sun to shine. It allows people to move slower because they're not always waiting for change. They live in the moment and life is good.