Lady of the Evening / Dama de Noche

La versión en español está después de la versión en inglés.

I HAVE A FEW MORE views of last week’s walk to Los Pacos (click here). Skies are blue again today. The wind is blowing and seas remain a bit rough. But, so far at least, yellow flags are flying on the beach as opposed to the red flags of yesterday. I slept in, so I plan to take a walk on the beach this afternoon during siesta.

Yesterday was the 9th anniversary of our arrival in Spain. Here’s a link to my very first blog post in Spain on this day in 2011. I’ve updated the original post with the Spanish translation. May you find a little bit of beauty in every day and something, always, to make you smile.


TENGO ALGUNAS VISTAS MÁS DE la caminata de la semana pasada a Los Pacos (haz clic aquí). Los cielos son azules otra vez hoy. El viento sopla y los mares siguen siendo un poco agitados. Pero, al menos hasta ahora, las banderas amarillas ondean en la playa en lugar de las banderas rojas de ayer. Dormí, así que planeo dar un paseo por la playa esta tarde durante la siesta.

Ayer fue el noveno aniversario de nuestra llegada a España. Aquí hay un enlace a mi primera publicación de blog en España en este día de 2011. He actualizado la publicación original con la traducción al español. Que encuentres un poco de belleza en cada día y algo, siempre, para hacerte sonreír.

Yucca in bloom.
Yuca en flor.
Viewed from the dog park in Los Pacos. A city art project gone to seed?
Visto desde el parque para perros en Los Pacos. ¿Un proyecto de arte de la ciudad se ha ido a la semilla?
About half-way home.
A mitad de camino a casa.
My favorite: A street in Los Pacos called “Lady of the Night.” I have a feeling it was named for the flowering shrub (native to the West Indies). But, if those walls could talk.
Mi favorito: Una calle en Los Pacos llamada “Dama de la Noche”. Tengo la sensación de que se llama así por el arbusto en flor (nativo de las Indias Occidentales). Pero, si esas paredes pudieran hablar.


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..

23 thoughts on “Lady of the Evening / Dama de Noche”

    1. Jim:
      I certainly try for both as much as I can. Enough ugliness and sadness in the world.

  1. Thank you for things that make us smile. I think the art project is becoming one with the landscape, it is starting to look like it belongs there.

    1. David:
      I agree about that wall of art. Too bad it’s been tagged, but I’m glad it survives.

    1. Debra:
      Can’t believe we’ve been here 9 years. So happy about that. I love most hibiscus I see, but the yellows just glow!

  2. art is everywhere in your town. I like that last pix too; the stone wall intrigues me.

    1. anne marie:
      Walled properties are the style here. Some very rustic. Many like that one. And even more of stucco and mosaic. THAT will have to be a theme of my explorations one day soon.

  3. A don’t know why…but the street , Lady of the Night I feel a kinship with. I agree it is beautiful. And I love the hibiscus flowers!!!!!

    1. Mistress Maddie:
      I had all different thoughts in my head when I saw that street sign. And why is it that you always come to mind in those situations? It wasn’t until I got home and looked up the words that I knew it was PROBABLY named for a plant. The hibiscus all over town (and on our terrace) never bore me. So uplifting.

  4. I could sit there and make up all kinds of stories just looking at that mural. I like it. It’s kind of haunting. Now throw in a guy wearing mixed plaids and a pair of glow in the dark crocs taking a picture and youse got art!

    1. Deedles:
      Oh shit. I should have had someone take a picture of ME that day with the art in the background. Purple Crocs, plaid shirt, flowered shorts, striped baseball cap, and a checkered mask. Don’t know WHEN I’ll ever wear all that again.

      1. Oh shit is right! I would’ve loved to have seen that! Maddie would end up in a coma from lack of oxygen to the brain.

  5. Happy Anniversary! I have certainly enjoyed what you have shared about your new life.
    You moved to Spain about 18 months before we moved to Belize. A big change like that can make you more receptive to every day beauty. Cheers!

    1. Wilma:
      I agree that our moves would definitely have opened our eyes. So grateful. There are times I’m envious of your experiences in Belize and then I think, well, we did the same thing in different ways.

    1. bethbfromindiana:
      The art used to be much more visible. I thought I had photos from 7 years ago, but I couldn’t find them. I love it, too.

    1. mcpersonalspace54:
      SO unbelievably happy to have made the move when we did. I can’t believe it’s been 9 years. February marked 7 years here in Fuengirola, in the same apartment. That’s a record for us both in the nearly 39 years we’ve been together.

  6. How wonderful to share those times with you. I don’t honestly remember when I started following you – certainly via the good Doc Spo or perhaps that intrepid seaker Debra.. Now I am going to have to go back in time to those early days.

    1. Willym:
      Thanks for sticking around. I’m thinking of retelling some of those stories from this current view, and in Spanish, too.

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