On my walk the other day I had two indications that summer is finally over in Sevilla. The first: The canvas awnings strung across plazas and pedestrian malls are coming down. They’re there to provide shade from the overwhelming summer sun. Now that it’s topping out at a brisk 92F/33C, there’s apparently no longer a need. Today didn’t even make it up to 89F/32C. By next week, I’ll need to unpack my scarves.
|THE LAST CANVAS AWNING ON CALLE TETUAN,
WHICH SOON BECOMES CALLE DE VALEZQUEZ BEFORE FINISHING AS CALLE O’DONNELL
ALL THAT HAPPENS OVER LESS THAN HALF A KILOMETER. AND I WONDER WHY I GET LOST!
|NO MORE GIANT ASPARAGUS.|
I just thought of an even more obvious indication that summer is over. One mid-afternoon, during the warmest part of the clear and sunny day, San Geraldo actually left the house and went for a long walk with me. He crossed the river and everything! It has got to be autumn.
|WHILE SITTING IN THE SHADE WITH SAN GERALDO ON THE ISLAND OF LA CARTUJA.|