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Flying our kite!

So what’s my six-year-old son doing..standing in the middle of this high open meadow known as Collado de los Amigos or Raso Hornilla? ..on a sunny windy Winter’s day in the shadow of Siete Picos (known in the past as … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays..hoping for snow!

Hope is the word..we’re hoping for snow, maybe in January as has been the case so often in recent years – the image above shows a scene from last January. This year, despite looking like being a “super-Niño year” in … Continue reading

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Hoping for a cool Autumn, and looking back at Spring..

The rain comes gently tripping down..sweet and soft, on to the augusted, thirsty and exhausted earth. After a very hot Summer, September is cooling down nicely..to the relief of many who know that Central Spain’s Summers often protract into the … Continue reading

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Valdemartín times three in the day

Day after day of bright sunshine in central Spain. Practically no significant precipitation since mid-December. We continue to have pretty weird snow conditions in the Sierra de Guadarrama. On the North-facing slopes it looks like a normal Winter scenario, as … Continue reading

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Back..to the furnace!

Just got back to Spain yesterday, after two weeks in Ireland where the temperatures never reached much above 18-19ºC, and..it was the hottest day of the Summer! Ok, it’s normally not too warm in Éire but this year August has … Continue reading

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From the heights of Summer to the depths of Winter

This is one of my favourite photos from this past Winter. It gives me great solace, in the heat of Summer, to allow memory to overflow imagination and let the mind wallow in deep snow. Not that i’m suffering too … Continue reading

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Cool Summer..again!

As i’ve said so many times in the past on this blog, i often suffer thru the Summer in Spain. Some years it’s better, others it’s worse..when the temperatures soar, putting up with the heat day after day can be … Continue reading

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