Noticing Climate Shifts In Oaxaca

Was 2023 Just A Dry Year, Or Is the Climate Changing ?

GE McKerrihan

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Flowers in Llano Park.
“Llano Park Blossoms #1” — Image by Author

Climate change is a hot topic around the world these days. Though I don’t hear much about it in Mexico.

I do look at an English language Mexican newspaper nearly everyday. And I have seen virtually no stories about climate change here.

Although there have been stories about hurricanes making landfall on both the east and west coasts of Mexico. A recent one did a lot of damage in Acapulco, on the west coast.

Blossoms in Llano Park.
“Llano Park Blossoms #2” — Image by Author

All of the flower blossom photos in this piece were made in the summer of 2022, in June. My first summer living in Oaxaca. There was also a lot of rain that summer.

Late spring through fall is the rainy season here. The winter months are the dry season. There has been no rain in the forecast for months now.

The entire city has a layer of dust, that will never disappear until the rainy season arrives in the next couple of months. The whole city needs a serious shower.

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GE McKerrihan

I’ve been using the camera for nearly 50 years. I write about Photography, Art, Travel, and Life. Top Writer in Photography, Art, Creativity, and Inspiration.