As the sun slowly set / Mientras el sol se pone lentamente

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At the end of Thursday’s walk (Saturday and Sunday’s posts), the sun was setting as I headed down another hill. I passed the fairly new roundabout, honouring healthcare workers, that separates Mijas from Fuengirola. I then decided to walk through a partially wooded area I had noticed from above during another wander. From that height I could see the path led to Fuengirola’s fairgrounds. It was a beautiful walk although I did wonder how safe it was at dusk, but I only had about 10 minutes before I reached the fairgrounds and neighborhood activity.

Moose got San Geraldo out of bed some time after 3 this morning. He can sometimes (often) be seriously annoying. Around 7 Dudo jumped into bed and wanted me to pet him. I did. I fell asleep a couple of times and he barked at me. Finally, he had enough and went to sleep himself.

I went for a walk this morning. First time out of the house since Friday night. It was great to take in some fresh air and sunshine, but instead of feeling energized by the walk, I was simply sapped by the end of at most 3 miles. Still, better than spending another morning in bed. And at least I saved some cutting edge fashion from the past week (maybe the edges that should have been cut off). The first wasn’t even from Fuengirola. I saw her in Benalmádena, but it was at the medical centre so she might have just been passing through.


Al final de la caminata del jueves (publicaciones del sábado y del domingo), el sol se estaba poniendo mientras bajaba otra colina. Pasé la rotonda bastante nueva, en honor a los trabajadores de la salud, que separa Mijas de Fuengirola. Entonces decidí caminar por un área parcialmente boscosa que había visto desde arriba durante otro paseo. Desde esa altura pude ver el camino que conducía al recinto ferial de Fuengirola. Fue un hermoso paseo, aunque me pregunté qué tan seguro sería al atardecer, pero solo tenía unos 10 minutos antes de llegar al recinto ferial y la actividad del vecindario.

Moose sacó a San Geraldo de la cama poco después de las 3 de esta mañana. A veces (a menudo) puede ser seriamente molesto. Alrededor de las 7, Dudo saltó a la cama y quería que lo acariciara. Hice. Me quedé dormido un par de veces y él me ladró. Finalmente, tuvo suficiente y se fue a dormir él mismo.

Salí a caminar esta mañana. Primera vez que salgo de casa desde el viernes por la noche. Fue genial tomar un poco de aire fresco y sol, pero en lugar de sentirme energizado por la caminata, simplemente estaba agotado al final de un máximo de 3 millas. Aún así, mejor que pasar otra mañana en la cama. Y al menos guardé algo de moda vanguardista de la semana pasada (tal vez los bordes que deberían haber sido cortados). El primero ni siquiera era de Fuengirola. Yo la vi en Benalmádena, pero fue en el centro médico por lo que a lo mejor estaba de paso.

• Sunrise Friday.
• Amanecer de viernes.
• Sunrise today.
• Amanecer de hoy.

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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 “As the sun slowly set / Mientras el sol se pone lentamente”

  1. Fabulous! Three sartorially-challenged beings – and not just men! I think the third one wins the prize! My oh my oh my!

    1. sillygirl:
      The quality of the items worn by the third one looked quite good. I think she was a Joseph Abbati model.

  2. I can why she/first print lady was at the Medical Centre! OUCH!
    Your very first photo is lovely. Looks like it was delicately hand tinted.

    1. Jim:
      The first woman was waiting for the ophthalmologist. That first photo was simply my camera and me, and the dusky lighting. Thanks.

    1. Debra:
      I’ve missed out on a couple of even more eye-watering combinations. They came up on me too quickly and my only option was to run ahead of them for photos. Too obvious (although I have been known to do it).

  3. I love the fabric of that first shirt! It’s sort of a loose paisley, very cool design. Not sure it should have ever been made into clothing, though. That path looks intriguing. Bet it is shady and cool on a hot day.

  4. I got my updated Covid booster last Wednesday and I’m still feeling the side effects, so I sympathize with you about not feeling energized by your walk. The second Shingles vaccination (Shingrix) was the doozy, though, that tops everything so far. But still, better some side effects that will go away than the real thing.

    1. TexasTrailerParkTrash:
      Hope you’re much better today. I got to the gym and even had a good workout, but I’m not completely back to myself either. And you’re so right to prefer the side effects.

  5. Wow! I thought you had reached the pinnacle of success with last week’s mismatched pattern, but now you’ve gone and topped yourself. I’m afraid Franklin and Penelope are offended by the concept of a barking cat.


    1. janiejunebug:
      Assure Franklin and Penelope that Dudo sounds nothing like a dog. But it IS a funny little barky sound anyway. And he only makes it when we stop petting him too soon.

      1. Interestingly, these are all funnily painful! Your photos are, as usual, absolutely fabulous.

      2. Deedles:
        Aw, thanks. I’m hoping to see more today but it’s rainy/drizzly and I don’t think the expats will be out in their “best” clothes in such weather.

  6. Some of these patterns could burn the retinas out of your eyes… do people really not check a mirror before they leave their home anymore?! The last one would be OK is she had made one or two garments a solid colour: red or black slacks with the brightly patterned tank under a white or red bolero/cardi. The white socks and black shoes don’t help either, LOL!

    On the other hand, we’re a bunch of judgemental bitches, aren’t we? Maybe those pattern combos give their wearers great pleasure for personal reasons.

    1. Tundra Bunny:
      A number of people have complained about eye issues after seeing these. That last one had very nice quality items going on there — although the pants pattern didn’t align (so I take that back). Patterned socks and neon camouflage sneakers would have been a nice finish.

  7. Oh Lordy – those patterns!! You’ve excelled yourself.

    Gorgeous sunrises, however. Although they should probably be sunsets, given the title of the post… Jx

    1. Jon:
      Do you see many of these when you’re here? The sunset was referring to the end of my walk and then the sunrise photos were an afterthought.

      1. Clashing patterns or sunrises? The former, definitely – although we’re there mostly in winter, so they’re generally topped-off with something fur-trimmed to add to the meld. The latter? Never, unless we’d been out clubbing… Jx

  8. Those mixes make me sickest, or something like that. Do you think that maybe they have all landed from outer space and are invading our beautiful planet!? You never know!!

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