An electrifying experience / Una experiencia electrizante

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NO, I DIDN’T STICK MY finger (nor anything else) in a lightbulb socket — although I have done that in the past, more than once, with only a couple of minor jolts. We had a most dramatic lightning storm last night. I didn’t stop dinner (homemade quesadillas) to grab my camera. But, Málaga photographer Nany Lavado did stop theirs (or maybe they were already done). So the lightning photos were taken from above the capital city of Málaga by nanyfotografia and not from here in Fuengirola, which is forward of where that bolt touched down in the final image.


NO, NO ME PEGÉ MI dedo (ni nada más) en el enchufe de una bombilla, aunque lo he hecho en el pasado, más de una vez, con solo un par de sacudidas menores. Anoche tuvimos una tormenta eléctrica muy dramática. No paré la cena (quesadillas caseras) para agarrar mi cámara. Pero, la fotógrafa malagueña Nany Lavado sí detuvo las suyas (o tal vez ya lo estaban). Entonces, las fotos del rayo fueron tomadas desde arriba de la ciudad capital de Málaga por nanyfotografia y no desde aquí en Fuengirola, que está adelante de donde ese rayo aterrizó en la imagen final.

• The calm before the storm.
• La calma antes de la tormenta.
• The quesadillas during the storm. San Geraldo’s first attempt. Delicious.
• Las quesadillas durante la tormenta. Primer intento de San Geraldo. Deliciosas.
• Lightning photos, Nany Lavado.
• Fotos de la tormenta eléctrica, Nany Lavado.

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..

22 thoughts on “An electrifying experience / Una experiencia electrizante”

    1. David,
      The quesadillas were even better for lunch. SG could find all he needed in the supermarket, too.

    1. Jim,
      It was astounding. We really should have stopped dinner and tv. We were distracted the entire time.

  1. FABU photos! quesadillas are SO versatile. open the fridge and throw on whatever hits ya.

    1. Anne Marie,
      SG was surprised to find all the ingredients (recognizable brands) in the supermarket. But no sour cream… creme fraiche stood in.

    1. Bob,
      I wish I could have been at the castle for that view… although the simple view over the sea was spectacular, too.

  2. Those photos. Made me think of the chorus line in the 1966 Lou Christie song, Lightnin’ Strikes. Amazing captures by Nany. Thanks for sharing them.

    1. Mary,
      Dale taught me to dance to that song! I always looked like one of the backup dancers!

  3. I wondered if you had climbed a tower to get those shots, Mitchell! Incredible images. Two nights ago there was a lightning strike to sea not more than a tenth of mile from our dock. Clove and I were both shaking from that one. Did SG make the tortillas for the quesadillas? I have tried my hand a time or two with edible, but not delicious, results. Those quesadillas look tasty.

    1. Wilma,
      Photos were taken from somewhere around Castillo Gibralfaro in Malaga. Great views. Wish I could have been up there. SG was surprised to find EL Paso brand tortillas in the supermarket.

  4. Wow! Those lightning pictures are amazing! I was going to praise your photographic skills (and also wonder how you got an apartment on a higher floor so quickly). But perhaps you can forward my praise to Nancy. (Your quesadilla picture is good too though. 🙂 )

    1. Steve:
      I now wish I had stood out there with my camera. We have an acquaintance who regularly grabs Nany’s photos, posts them on Facebook, and doesn’t bother to mention he himself didn’t take them. I almost didn’t include my quesadilla photo because I didn’t want to distract anyone from the storm shots (since the quesadilla photo is SO extraordinary).

    1. Urpso:
      I make SG nervous if I go outside in these storms. So, no conducting here.

  5. Stunning photos! I’m like you, though–I wouldn’t have left dinner aside to capture them, either. Priorities!

    1. Michell D:
      Normally, I would have left dinner, but these were SG’s first quesadillas and I thought it would be ungrateful and rude. Oh well!

  6. I’m all caught up! Astra Zeneca, 100 Elephant Jokes book, rhino post card, Moose and Dudo here and there, Jessica with mask, quesadillas (yummmmm), splashing (I splash the mid section, too… it’s hilarious to me to imagine the sink at crotch level), upcoming summer trip to NY, excellent driving with a kind and friendly instructor, gorgeous and colorful photos… what a treat!

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