Purpled plaza / Plaza morada

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

HERE’S THAT STALE OLD JOKE. ”So, ask me how’s my sciatica. Go head, ask me.” “OK. So, how’s your sciatica?” “Uf! Don’t ask.”

Moving right along, I was out for a walk on the beach and Paseo at around 7:30 this morning and that didn’t hurt a bit. The moon was on the wane and the sun was on the rise, but there wasn’t much color. This afternoon, it’s cloudy and bright and I’m about to head out the door for another walk (which is better than sitting) and to pick up some more Gatorade.

I had the pleasure of another online English lesson with Jesica. She’s taking an online course (for work) on English tourism. It would be a great course if only the English were comprehensible. Sometimes, the writing is a bit dated. Other times, even I have no idea what they’re trying to say. Jesica fills a notebook with questions and we review them one by one. She’s an exceptional student, which really challenges my uncertified teaching skills.

Here are today’s photos from moonset to sunrise followed by views (from a couple of different days) of the new purple flowers on the former Plaza San Rafael (click here). I learned from Steve (at Shadows and Light) that they’re called senetti (Ed. note: Senetti is the brand name from Japan for a Peracallis hybrid, in the aster family). They like cold weather. I guess they don’t plan to stay for long.


AQUÍ ESTÁ ESE CANSADO CHISTE antiguo. “Entonces, pregúntame cómo está mi ciática. Preguntame”. “OK. Entonces, ¿cómo está tu ciática?” “¡Uf! No preguntes”.

Siguiendo adelante, salí a caminar por la playa y Paseo alrededor de las 7:30 esta mañana y eso no me dolió un poco. La luna estaba menguando y el sol saliendo, pero no había mucho color. Esta tarde, está nublado y brillante y estoy a punto de salir por la puerta para dar otro paseo (que es mejor que estar sentado) y comprar un poco más de Gatorade.

Tuve el placer de otra lección de inglés en línea con Jesica. Ella está tomando un curso en línea (para trabajar) sobre turismo inglés. Sería un gran curso si solo el inglés fuera comprensible. A veces, la escritura está un poco anticuada. Otras veces, no tengo ni idea de lo que intentan decir. Jesica llena un cuaderno con preguntas y las revisamos una por una. Ella es una estudiante excepcional, lo que realmente desafía mis habilidades docentes no certificadas.

Aquí están las fotos de hoy desde la puesta de la luna hasta el amanecer, seguidas de vistas (de un par de días diferentes) de las nuevas flores púrpuras en la antigua Plaza San Rafael (haz clic aquí). Aprendí de Steve (en Shadows and Light) que se llaman senetti (Ed. Nota: Senetti es la marca japonesa de un híbrido Peracallis, de la familia aster). Les gusta el clima frío. Supongo que no planean quedarse mucho tiempo.

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..

24 thoughts on “Purpled plaza / Plaza morada”

  1. That’s a lovely walk and my favorite color of blue. I wonder if those flowers grow here, near San Francisco. I finally noticed your question about my name and posted an answer.

    1. Chrissoup:
      I saw your response and I replied. I love the origin of both names! Senetti do grow in San Francisco. The full name is Pericallis Senetti and they come in a variety of colors.

  2. Those senetti DO make a colorful splash, don’t they? And it’s such an unusual color for a flower, that deep blue/purple. Nice moon shot! Take care of that sciatica!

    1. Steve:
      The flowers ARE bold. The vibrance can be a challenge to photograph! I WILL get the sciatica dealt with. It still sucks, but it’s improving.

  3. Daisies with their air supply cut off! Beautiful blue in the face bloomage. I’m starting to feel real springy 🙂

    1. Deedles:
      You have the most creative mind! I love the description of the flower color. As for feeling springy… I’ve currently got NO spring.

  4. Love those purple senetti flowers! Clearly an aster of some description so no surprise they do well in cooler temps. I hope your sciatica clears up again soon!

    1. Debra:
      Yep, they’re an ancestor. I also learned that Senetti is actually a brand name (from Japan) for a Pericallis hybrid. I’m going to update my blog post.

    1. Bob:
      You see? Just ask, and I’ll give you the moon. I’m always surprised at the sharpness of the moon shots I’m able to get with my handheld camera.

  5. Moon…..WOW!
    Flowers…… POP!
    Two walks, eh? Yes, better than sitting. And on that note I bid you adieu…….

  6. Who knew the moon was so much bigger than the sun?!!! Great images. I took a photo of the moon reflected off the surface of Black Creek this morning just after dawn. A silver coin on still black water. Those purple flowers are so dramatic. Nothing like that around here. Keep moving, Mitchell.

    1. anne marie:
      I was surprised to see the moon so clearly and was pleased to get such a clear shot with my handheld camera.

  7. Love seeing all those craters on the moon. Can’t beat those flowers for vibrancy…nothing springing out around here yet. Guess you are noticing that teaching is not a one way street–we gain as much as we give.

    Wish I had a magic cure for your pain. 🙁

    1. Mary:
      I wish you had a magic cure, too! Thanks. It’s not as bad as it was and I WILL get it sorted. My time spent with Jesica is an absolute gift to me.

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