The seasons in India seem to be in fast forward. The huge tree outside my window had lost all its leaves last month. The last leaf had barely fallen before I noticed new buds already appearing. In the space of 10 days the tree was in full bloom! The terrace is a shady oasis once again and the cats have come back to spend their afternoon siestas out of the sun. Temperatures now reach the 30s during the day but a gentle breeze keeps everyone cool and dry.