Diva challenge 333 - Cuddling up to the change of seasons




This week's guest diva challenge, to cuddle up and get cozy with a change of seasons, could only have one possible response for me here in Nicaragua.  We only have two seasons, the rainy season and the dry season.  The end of the dry season is brutally hot for weeks on end.  Everything is covered in dust, everybody is covered in sweat, longing for that first rain that will clean the air and break the heat.  Nobody wants to go out in that first rain because the water is filthy with all the dust and smoke that have been hanging in the air for weeks, but everybody stops what they are doing to go watch, savoring the rain and the beginning of the rainy season.  That's what was in my mind as I tangled this tile.  Very zen, very peaceful.

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  1. Nice tile, and I loved your explanation. I do wonder where you live though.

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    1. Jean, I live in the tropics, in Central America, in the country of Nicaragua, just outside the capital city of Managua.

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  2. Your tile really reflects the spirit of this week's challenge. One thing I enjoy about the Diva challenge in addition to the art, is the fact that people chime in from all over the world. I just read the post of the Creative Miss L who did her cozy tile after skiing in Australia. Then, I came here to find you sweating in Nicaragua. Chevere (accent over the 1st "e"). (Does anyone still say "Chevere"? When I studied in Bogota, Colombia, a long, long time ago, that word was sort of the equivalent of "cool" (as in "neat") in English. Now, in the current American vernacular, it would be "sick" or "dope".

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    1. Thanks, Suzanne. And no, I've never heard the word "chevere", but Colombian Spanish is different from Nicarguan Spanish, especially the idioms. Another of those "isn't the world a diverse and wonderful place" experiences.

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  3. So cool to hear what cozy means to you! I really can't tolerate heat and dry air, and am not fond of rain either.... so I don't envy your weather!

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    1. Thanks, Sue. And no, I'm not fond of the weather here either -- I miss the snow! But the people are wonderful!

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  4. Thanks for telling about your country and the weather there. The weather in the Netherlands is very moderate; not real hot in summer, not real cold in winter. But ... we had our share of rain in the last couple of weeks, no 'real' summer this year. I like your cozy tile BTW.

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    1. Thanks, Anne, and thanks for telling me where you're from. Suzanne Fluhr mentioned in a comment above what an international bunch we are, but I seldom pick that up from the posts I see.

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