Look. Look! is it a bird? is it a plane? omg – it’s just the sky!

courtesy of gettyimages.com

courtesy of gettyimages.com

I miss many things about Mexico.  The people, food, micheladas, the beach and the weather!  Oh the weather…  But one of the things that I miss the most is the sky!  I have never seen a more beautiful sky than the sky in Playa del Carmen!

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courtesy of shockgrafix.com

It’s a crystal blue like I have never experienced before.  And the clouds!  Everywhere!  Huge, puffy, nebulous!  So close that sometimes I would try to reach out and touch them.  But of course I never could…

courtesy of flickr.com

courtesy of flickr.com

The tropical storm season in Playa lasts from May to December.  But the rainy season lasts through January.  It is this constant flux of rain that brings the clouds rolling in and then rolling out again toward Cozumel.  You can get lost for long periods of time watching the clouds roll through.  You can actually see them moving across the sky – the winds blow them that quickly.

courtesy of R. Pena 2009

courtesy of R. Pena 2009

You can also stare at the clouds long enough that you see faces and animals and shapes of all kinds.  I would spend extra time staring at the sky every day.  On the drive to work and back home, I would sit in the car with my head half hanging out the window as I tried to visually breathe in the entire Caribbean sky to my memory!  Luckily I wasn’t driving!!  But my colleagues did think my profound silences while staring at the sky were slightly anti-social.  Hahaha…

courtesy of kootation.com

courtesy of kootation.com

The sky in Chicago is nice – it has crisp blues.  But not blues that shimmer like jewels and are as rich.  Chicago has clouds and sometimes you can see shapes in them.  But they seem so far away.  I would never think of trying to touch them.  Nor are they as fluffy.  I remind myself that I will return one day to Playa.  And I will either lay myself on the beach or hang my head out a window and once again stare into paradise…

courtesy of flickr.com

courtesy of flickr.com

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5 thoughts on “Look. Look! is it a bird? is it a plane? omg – it’s just the sky!

  1. Reblogged this on howdoyousaytacoinspanish and commented:

    Dear Readers – due to the Christmas holiday and all of its festivities plus the fact that the snow and cold makes me crave warmth and beaches – I offer up another one of my early blog posts.! Please enjoy the photos – the sky is so magnificent in playa.!! See you tomorrow for Tecate night 😉

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