May 29 2007, Udawalawe - - -
Seasons are flying by, if you can call the alternation of rain and sun and humidity that. Changes in the park are noticeable. January-February: warm rains, tall wet grass. Happy munching elephants everywhere. Jungle cats stalking baby rabbits in the grass, peacocks dancing on the roads. March: month of the eagles – birds of prey on every tree, feeding their new broods. The peacocks shed their tails. April: The hottest most unbearable month of the year. No wind. Cold dawns, enveloped in mist. Still, overcast, thickly humid mornings followed by earth-shaking afternoon thunder storms. May: The return of the wind. Bushes and trees filled with shrill humming of cicadas by day, flocks of swallows diving and swooping to eat their fill. Platinum blonde grass, rustling like newspaper. The nights are filled with twinkle-twinkle little stars of dancing green embers, the fireflies' lights.