Raindrops / Gotas de lluvia

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AS I TYPE, THERE IS a 51 percent chance of rain. That’s down from 80 to 100 percent between yesterday afternoon and this morning. Nearly 20 mm (less than 1 inch) were anticipated, along with thunderstorms. Clearly, that didn’t happen, but I did at least get drizzled on for a minute on my way home from socially distant drinks with friends yesterday afternoon.

We missed something overnight, but not much. It was raining a bit when we woke up. There were small puddles here and there this morning when we walked over to Mesón Salvador for coffee with our friend Lulu who just returned from Finland. I had been looking forward to getting soaked on a walk. I suppose I’ll have to wait a bit longer.

So, here are some photos of Wednesday’s walk, Thursday’s slice of apple cake (banana bread is coming soon), a bit of wind and rain, an animated GIF I created this morning, some overhead shots from Google Earth of the Port of Fuengirola (as suggested by the clever Wilma after Monday’s post — click here), and the temporarily settled cats. San Geraldo had to find someplace else to sit. Dudo would not give up the chair.

There are also some thumbnails for clicking if you want to feel like you’re here.


MIENTRAS ESCRIBO, HAY 51 POR ciento de probabilidad de lluvia. Eso ha bajado del 80 al 100 por ciento entre ayer por la tarde y esta mañana. Se anticiparon casi 20 mm (menos de 1 pulgada), junto con tormentas eléctricas. Claramente, eso no sucedió, pero al menos me rociaron por un minuto en mi camino a casa después de unas copas socialmente distantes con amigos ayer por la tarde.

Perdimos algo durante la noche, pero no mucho. Llovía un poco cuando nos despertamos. Había pequeños charcos aquí y allá esta mañana cuando caminamos hacia Mesón Salvador para tomar un café con nuestra amiga Lulu que acababa de regresar de Finlandia. Tenía muchas ganas de empaparme en un paseo. Supongo que tendré que esperar un poco más.

Entonces, aquí hay algunas fotos de la caminata del miércoles, la rebanada de tarta de manzana del jueves (el pan de plátano llegará pronto), un poco de viento y lluvia, un GIF animado que creé esta mañana, algunas tomas aéreas de Google Earth del Puerto de Fuengirola (como sugirió la inteligente Wilma después de la entrada del lunes — haz clic aquí), y los gatos instalados temporalmente. San Geraldo tuvo que buscar otro lugar para sentarse. Dudo no renunciaría a la silla.

También hay algunas miniaturas para hacer clic si quieres sentir que estás aquí.

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..

18 thoughts on “Raindrops / Gotas de lluvia”

  1. Well, you should have been here. You would be soaken wet in a few minutes. Have been raining for a week now. 😕😕

    1. Elin:
      Yes, I should be careful what I wish for. Apparently in Oregon, where fires have been raging, there’s now so much rain that there are mudslides on all that burned out land. Hope you dry out soon!

  2. Thanks for the Google Earth views! We have been getting rains (with lightning and thunder) during most nights for the past few weeks. It certainly refreshes the air and cools things off. Hope you get just enough to suit you. Is the towel for SG or the cats? Beautiful – and large! – hibiscus flower.

    1. Wilma:
      Dudo shares the towel with SG. There are so many variations on the hibiscus flower. I’m always surprised. Ours are having insect challenges right now (SG is working on it), so lots of buds dropping; I’m glad there are so many around the city (although many with the same insect problems).

  3. What is this “rain” of which you speak? Can it be brought here? Love the hibiscus. Moose and Dudo the furry antidepressants 🙂

    1. Deedles:
      OUR rain isn’t worth sharing. But sure hope you don’t get the torrential rains currently north of you. Wishing you healthy showers.

  4. The cats have the right idea!!!!!!!! It’s been cool, but glorious up here in the mountains. I only wonder how the pied de terre is coming along….. At least the houseboys are there……

    1. Mistress Maddie:
      It’s currently sunny and summer-like here. I like cool and glorious. Glad you’re having a good time. And if you think the houseboys are actually watching over the HOUSE in your absence, I don’t know where you’ve been all these years.

    1. anne marie:
      I’m so glad Wilma asked for Google Earth images. I got lost in the maps for an hour. I love maps!

  5. Rain is good. We are expecting a ton of it Tuesday night courtesy of Hurricane Teddy. I am sure we will have a lot leftover and I will send some your way for a good soaking. lol
    That hibiscus is huge and very pretty.

    1. Jim:
      I hope Teddy is more laid back by the time he reaches you and simply gives you a nice soaking. Sunny today. Oh well!

    1. Steve:
      When I was out late yesterday, I saw some large puddles around town. So it must have rained more than I thought. I used to hope it would rain during the night and be sunny during the day. Now, sun is so common that I hope it rains during the day… and instead it rains at night.

    1. Urspo,
      I thought you’d like that and that it might be a new one for you. And, yes, we out so many demands on those poor cats.

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