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Sizzling Summer

Summer has arrived. And how? Sweating, sweltering, sizzling,.. superhot. Here in the center of Spain we’ve been suffering a two-week heatwave that started on the 10th of June and is set to continue several days yet. It’s been the hottest … Continue reading

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Dark time of the year?

After a week of Autumnal weather with abundant precipitation, the sun reigns once more in Spanish skies. Just when the long Summer of 2016 seemed to have definitively finished.. it’s back! 24ºC in Cercedilla today and i had to deploy … Continue reading

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Late Summer and Winter Nostalgia is hitting

The Summer scorches on, the sun beats down day after day..local temps have been relatively normal (that means hot, mean temps from late June thru August around 21-22ºC, many days maxing at 28-30ºC) but it has been extremely dry. A … Continue reading

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Unnatural obsessions

I am not unwont, every now and then, to do a little selfie..i wouldn’t exactly say i get very obsessive with it – tho i can repeat and delete up to twenty times and later spend maybe half an hour … Continue reading

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Looking up at the Sierra..and the sun..and looking back

Dear Dad: Everything seems to have its opposite. The dust thrown by bombs thousands of feet into the air drifts over the mountains and the glorious golden Spanish sunsets are supplemented by an unrivaled red and purple against the craggy … Continue reading

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Autumn at last!

Yes, Autumn has finally arrived. The sun kept on beating down for the first twenty days of October, with maximum temperatures consistently in the high twenties in Cercedilla, but in the dying days of the month  the weather finally changed. … Continue reading

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Still beating down

Beating down still, the sun has no regard for Autumn’s winds. When Matsuo Basho wrote these lines in the seventeenth century he probably wasn’t expressing concern about climate change.  My guess is that they had just had a long hot … Continue reading

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