What a difference a day makes / Qué diferencia marca un día

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

I WENT FOR A WALK yesterday before lunch, mostly in the rain and wind of Storm Filomena. It was invigorating. We woke to mostly clear skies and sunshine this morning, but it’s chilly. It’s already mid-afternoon and the temperature is only 54°F/18°C (real feel 50°F/12°C). Have pity on these four cats with a limited comfort zone. I’m about to hit the pavement (and sand) again before the clouds and rain return this afternoon. I don’t have much to say that hasn’t already been said about the situation in the United States not to mention elsewhere in the world. Please escape for a few minutes with me and enjoy yesterday’s walk and this morning’s sunshine. I’d better run; clouds are moving in and the wind is howling once again.


ANDUVE AYER ANTES DEL ALMUERZO, principalmente bajo la lluvia y el viento de la borrasca Filomena. Fue estimulante. Nos despertamos con cielos mayormente despejados y sol esta mañana, pero hace frío. Ya es media tarde y la temperatura es de solo 18°C/54°F (¡la sensación real es de 12°C/50°F). Ten piedad de estos cuatro gatos con una zona de confort limitada. Estoy a punto de golpear el pavimento (y la arena) de nuevo antes de que vuelvan las nubes y la lluvia esta tarde. No tengo mucho que decir que no se haya dicho ya sobre la situación en Estados Unidos por no mencionar en otras partes del mundo. Por favor, escapa unos minutos conmigo y disfruta de la caminata de ayer y del sol de esta mañana. Será mejor que corra; las nubes se mueven y el viento vuelve a aullar.


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..

26 thoughts on “What a difference a day makes / Qué diferencia marca un día”

  1. You couldn’t be more correct…..a day can make a huge difference. We haven’t seen the sun or blue sky all week. Maybe today ‘they’ say.
    Dinah Washington …..a classic singing her classic hit. Ms. Cole isn’t shabby either.

  2. Yes I confirm that BLUE SKIES are favouring us today ~ and a smile is on my face and heading your way!

    1. Ron:
      So many great singers did that song. I still can’t let go of Dinah Washington, though, but Natalie Cole’s Spanish version made me happy.

  3. We had our storm blow through yesterday, too, and now we are sunny and gorgeous and c-c-c-cold!

    But, _____ has been banned from Twitter permanently, and when he switched to the @#POTUS handle, Twitter suspended that account, too. He must be FUMING!!!!

    So it’s a good day!

    1. anne marie:
      Dinah Washington is who I hear when I imagine the song. But, Natalie Cole’s Spanish rendition was a must for me here.

    1. Wilma:
      The air is always so clear after a storm. We’re back to major clouds and lots of rain again.

    1. larrymuffin:
      Madrid has been hammered. And breaking records. Our friends’ 2-year-old daughter got to play in her first snow there. At first she said, “I don’t like it.” I half hour later, they had to drag her inside.

    1. Kirk:
      No matter how many versions of the song I hear — and many are exceptional — I can’t get Dinah Washington out of my head.

  4. Read in The Guardian that two people in Fuengirola were killed by the storm. Swept away by the flooding. Awful. Stay safe.

    1. Mary:
      Yes. I have that in my not-yet-finished post for today. Our view shows nothing of the devastation. Towns flooding. People killed. We’re fine and not going anywhere. Thanks!

  5. Living in the comfortably temperate southern Cal climate but coming originally from the east coast, I do miss the rains and the warm foods and fireplace gathering that comes with them. Snow and cold? Not so much

    1. Ron:
      I’m with you. It was easy for us both to get used to the expectation of warmth and sunshine most days when we moved from Connecticut to San Diego in the early ’90s. We’ve never really looked back.

    1. Urspo:
      Well, we waited another day and the rain returned. So, yes, what a difference a day makes.

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