Monthly Archives: November 2015

Sol y sol

When pomegranates ripen on the tree, they split open like natural bird feeders. These came from our landlords' tree.

When pomegranates ripen on the tree, they split open like natural bird feeders. These came from our landlords’ tree.

It’s been a pretty good week for the three of us. A highlight was joining our landlords for “brunch” on their patio with nearly a dozen of their accomplished and interesting friends and concluding hours later with a sunset stroll. We mostly didn’t see Lou during this time because he was inside playing with a couple of slightly older Spanish kids and surviving on sweet crepes and cereal because feeding the children a proper meal didn’t seem to be very much on anyone’s mind. Pete and I asked ourselves in wonder: “Are we really here doing this?”

Looking toward the Albaicín

Looking toward the Albaicín

Today the sun rose in a cloudless sky and once again we benefited from its amazing laundry-drying and mood-elevating power. We borrowed a third bike and tried out a trail known locally as the “ruta de colesterol” for its easy flatness terminating, just a few kilometers out of the city, at a full-service restaurant.

Algunas fotos de la semana

El mismo sol

We’ve been listening to this European summer 2015 hit over and over again. Like the best pop songs, the message is simple: let’s remember that we’re all living under the same sun and just love each other. J. Lo liked it enough to record a duet in Spanglish.

This is for those of you in Minnesota especially, where it is officially the least sunny month of the year. In case you hadn’t noticed.

(there’s no sound for the first 20 seconds)