How Many Times? / ¿Cuantas Veces?

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WE HAD SOME rainy days before Christmas week began, including gusting winds that regularly changed direction. We get winds off the mountains, winds from the east and west, and off the sea. Amazing to watch. No serious damage here this time. Just lots of flying branches and palm fronds, and a downed already dead tamarind tree here and there. Still, the sunsets and sunrises have been breathtaking. I try to stay in bed most mornings, but sometimes I just can’t help myself and I stand on the terrace with my camera. Walking on the beach at sunset is a better option. The palm tree images were at sunrise one windy morning before Christmas and on a recent calm morning. The other images were during a much calmer sunset.

After the broken trees, click the images to see Mother Nature in all her glory.

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TUVIMOS ALGUNOS DÍAS lluviosos antes de que comenzara la semana de Navidad, incluidos vientos con ráfagas que cambiaban regularmente de dirección. Tenemos vientos desde las montañas, vientos del este y oeste, y del mar. Increíble de ver. No hay daños graves aquí esta vez. Solo muchas ramas voladoras y hojas de palmera, y un tamarindo ya muerto aquí y allá. Aún así, los atardeceres y amaneceres han sido impresionantes. Trato de quedarme en la cama la mayoría de las mañanas, pero a veces no puedo evitarlo y me paro en la terraza con mi cámara. Caminar por la playa al atardecer es una mejor opción. Las imágenes de la palmera estaban al amanecer una mañana ventosa antes de Navidad y en una mañana tranquila y reciente. Las otras imágenes fueron durante una puesta de sol mucho más tranquila.

Después de los árboles rotos, haz clic en las imágenes para ver a la Madre Naturaleza en todo su esplendor.

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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..

36 thoughts on “How Many Times? / ¿Cuantas Veces?”

    1. Urspo:
      Congratulations and thanks! I also LOVE storms. I can watch for hours. The view we have from the safety of our apartment can be spectacular.

  1. spo was first – it’s a milagro, I tells ya! 🙂

    dramatic photos; were you ever a photographer before you retired?

    1. anne marie:
      It IS a milagro! So happy for Spo. Although, as my father used to say, “That and a nickel will get him on the subway.” Still, an exciting day.

    2. Anne Marie:
      Forgot to answer the photographer question. The majority of my professional experience was in graphic design and publishing. And I ended up managing designers, writers, and photographers. I was a writer and designer myself but not a photographer. Maybe the aesthetic rubbed off?

  2. I don’t like the wind, strong wind, because you cannot see it, only the damage it causes.
    Still, the last few are gawgeous!

    1. Bob:
      I LOVE the wind and its power… and rough seas. Until something goes wrong. SG is much more mature about it and is aware of the danger before it occurs.

    1. Jim:
      I really should take my walks early in the day … or late… but I’m usually out at the worst time for photos. Too much sun!

  3. Too bad about the tree, they will likely have to replace it. It does make for beautiful skies though. Blowin in the wind….I had a hippie 2nd grade teacher who played the guitar and wore clogs. He was so nice. He also taught us that song with him accompanying us…also taught us American Pie. Later in life I figured out he was a rebel in teachers clothing 🙂

    1. Cheapchick:
      Oh, these tamarind trees do not seem to be meant for this environment. The wind and drunk tourists do a lot of damage. We have more dead ones than live. They just took out all the dead trees on our side of the Paseo, which means 6 out of 8 in front of our building alone. And the two remaining don’t look great. Sadly, they’ll probably replace them with more of the same. It’s very frustrating. American Pie! That was playing on the car radio as my father drove up Main Street for my first semester at university. The scene will forever live in my memory when I hear the song. That summer, I saw Don McLean perform in Central Park in NYC. He asked us to sing the final chorus along with him. Another magical memory.

    1. Parsnip:
      I DO love living by the sea. We sometimes take the views for granted. But your current views are spectacular.

      1. Mistress Borghese:
        Oh, you’re so clever. And now i have that jingle playing in my head. Deedle’s windsong stays on my mind, too.

    1. Deedles:
      I, too, love the wind. SG does not. Spectacular skies again today. Stormy and gray, but no rain in the forecast.

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