The Vampire’s Diary

It’s the season for my seasonal allergies to be at their worst. I know I’m allergic to leaf molds and, although living here on the Mediterranean Sea is not like living on the Long Island Sound in Connecticut (we’re not surrounded by forests), we still have a variety of deciduous trees, rotting leaves, and seasonal plants. Sometimes, my allergies get so bad that I think I’ve got a cold or a virus or the flu. I’ve spent most of the last two days in bed. Miserable. Whiney.

But just after sunset both days most of my symptoms have become tolerable and I’ve been ready to spread my wings.

Is it a coincidence that San Geraldo just hung some fresh garlic in the kitchen?

Views from a recent daytime walk on the beach. Before I went all vampire.

I’LL MISS THE LIGHT.
SOME SHADY FISHERMEN. 
NO FANS OF “TWILIGHT” HERE.
WAITING FOR THE VAMPIRE SQUIDS OF HELL
(YES, THEY REALLY EXIST… JUST NOT HERE).

To believe that the tide’s going to turn

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

2 thoughts on “The Vampire’s Diary”

  1. Mitchell, I can’t believe another similarity. Leaf molds and spores are my worst allergens too. Living here in Oregon is sometimes not the best. One wet rainy spring I tried to mow the wet rainy lawn and hit a patch of wet mushrooms. I almost went into anaphylactic shock.

    1. Susan:
      Oh, those leaf molds! Fortunately, not so many here… and we don’t have a yard to tend, just terrace. But I now have sneezing fits after most meals! REALLY should get to an allergist.

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