It’s la estación de las lluvias, or rainy season. For a couple hours a day — usually in the afternoon/evening but sometimes in the morning or late at night when we’re tucked snugly in our bed — the blue sky and sunshine suddenly disappear and ominous clouds roll in, resulting in torrential downpours, lightning and thunder.On our first evening in town, not long after we had arrived to our apartment, our power went out for a few minutes — literally just as I stepped into the shower. But there is a small window in our bathroom so there was some light from outside, and the power came back on shortly thereafter. Note to self: Keep candles and matches in the bathroom.Luckily, that has been the only brown-out we’ve experienced so far.Fog obscures the volcano before a storm.Just as quickly as the storm clouds roll in, they disappear.The climate is much more pleasant than I expected. I was bracing myself for 95% humidity and sweltering temperatures — much like the swamp that is Washington, DC in August.But temperatures have been in the mid-80s, and while it’s been warm, it hasn’t been hot. At night, the air is cool and at times, slightly chilly. During the day sunshine abounds, allowing plenty of time at the pool or beach, of which we definitely have taken advantage.It’s like my own personal Corona commercial, minus the Corona, add a Pilsener. And while I enjoy the sounds and sights of rain from the comfort of my apartment, I am looking forward to the start of la estación seca, the dry season, next month. Because you know what doesn’t protect you from the chapparones (downpours )of the rainy season? A small, purse-sized umbrella.What’s your favorite season? I love autumn, which I’m sad to be missing in DC!