The storm / La tormenta

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

I WOULD MUCH RATHER BE watching Europe’s storm called Filomena from our windows than the United States’ storm called Ignorance on our news feeds. So, here’s what I’ve managed to capture with my camera of the power of Mother Nature. I know this isn’t a nice thing to say, but may she drop a tree (or a house) on Trump and his minions. Now, back to the weather.


PREFERIRÍA MÁS ESTAR VIENDO LA tormenta europea llamada Filomena desde nuestras ventanas que la tormenta estadounidense llamada Ignorancia en nuestros canales de noticias. Entonces, esto es lo que logré capturar con mi cámara del poder de la Madre Naturaleza. Sé que no es algo agradable que decir, pero que deje caer un árbol (o una casa) sobre Trump y sus Secuaces. Ahora, volvamos al clima.

• See photo at top. The one surviving (barely) tamarind tree in front of our building.
• Ver foto en la parte superior. El único tamarindo que sobrevive (apenas) frente a nuestro edificio.
Soon to go.
Pronto para ir.
4:00 in the afternoon.
A las 16:00.


• Video taken from open window (at end closest to wall in photo of terrace) during a lull in the storm this morning. The seas have gotten more violent since then. You can see in the video how far up the surf came overnight.
• Video hecho desde una ventana abierta (en el extremo más cercano a la pared en la foto de la terraza) durante una pausa en la tormenta esta mañana. Los mares se han vuelto más violentos desde entonces. Puedes ver en el video lo lejos que llegaron las olas durante la noche.

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..

34 thoughts on “The storm / La tormenta”

  1. I think there is definitely a connection with these two storms on either side of the Atlantic. I can see you have weathered the brunt of your immediate storm. I can only hope the U.S. can weather yesterday’s onslaught of ignorance!

    1. Ron:
      I know Storm Filomena is the result of two different weather fronts, north and south, colliding. STILL pouring and blowing non-stop.

  2. La Tormenta, my new stripper name. I wonder if chubby (okay, fat), arthritic, diabetic women, wearing compression socks, or better yet, hospital non-skid socks, are allowed to strip in public. I’d have to go old school, since my hands can’t grip a pole (shuddup, Maddie!) anymore. I don’t have nearly enough fabulosity to be a drag queen.
    Now, where was I? Oh yeah, the storm. I love the Spanish word for storm 🙂

      1. Deedles… La Tormenta:
        It shouldn’t scare you. It’s a retirement earning opportunity. The kids will be so proud.

    1. Mistress Maddie:
      Wind and rain still raging… even worse now. I haven’t been out yet, but I’m curious to see what’s going on further from home. We don’t flood like many other stretches along the beach.

    1. anne marie:
      Yep, Mother Nature is letting us know exactly what she thinks. It’s gotten worse.

    1. Debra:
      It has been pouring and blowing non-stop for at least 18 hours now. Yesterday was the day to go out. We even told Isabel to stay home today.

  3. Can almost feel tat wind!! Brr….
    That other storm……one can only hope a lesson is learned from this.

    1. Jim:
      It’s been POURING and blowing non-stop since yesterday afternoon. Still, the storm in the States is more frightening.

    1. Wilma:
      I will probably brave the weather briefly today, but it’s downright awful now.

    1. chrissoup:
      Thanks for reading! The view IS wonderful and appreciated even more when the weather keeps us mostly indoors.

    1. David:
      Filomena has gotten progressively worse and it’s still more pleasing to watch.

    1. larrymuffin:
      The surf has gotten wilder as have the wind and rain. I keep trying to get good photos, but the wind and wet make it difficult… as does trying to keep the terrace from blowing apart when I open a window just a tad.

      1. Kirk:
        Although there are no guarantees we can be completely prepared for Mother Nature, it’s still easier than preparing for ignorance.

    1. mcpersonalspace54:
      We’re all saying so much about the events in the States and still can’t quite say enough. The storm here seems appropriate.

    1. Walt the Fourth:
      They didn’t replace any of the dead ones after removing them this year. I don’t know if that’s due to the pandemic or if they’re planning something different. They’re clearly a ridiculous choice and it’s been exasperating to see the turnover of trees every year. The paseo is looking pathetic with all the bare spots and dead and dying trees. And this storm has already done a lot more damage. Ficus trees thrived in many of those same spots, but their roots destroyed the pavement. There have been tamarinds here for ages, as well, but they’re always had problems.

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