Monday, August 20, 2012

Lunes, Lunes

Monday Monday, so good to me,
Monday Monday, it was all I hoped it would be.

-The Mamas & The Papas

Risa and I finally had a shopping day in León today and found some wonderful finds at end-of-summer clearance prices. We enjoyed perusing Spanish fashion at a leisurely pace, beginning our time with vanilla & caramel and forest fruit teas respectively in the center's café. 

After lunching vegetarian at L'Union we returned with Enrique to Astorga in time for him to enter into Astorga's annual chess championship. He's moving on to play in the finals tomorrow. He loves the game. So fun to watch.

Meanwhile hundreds, 327+ acres (132 hectares)  to date, of ancient pines have been burning for three days in the National Reserve of Tabuyo del Monte and have left the sky mourning under an uncanny black and brown cloud. Ashes rained down and covered our red comforter through the skylight window we accidentally left open. So sad to think of the nature and wildlife, and one human life so far destroyed due to arson.

1 comment:

  1. Un amigo me ha mandado un vídeo del incendio, es terrible, el más grande de León me dice, habla maravillas de ese lugar y en sus palabras noto dolor, como no?, como no sentirse mal. Me apena todo lo que está pasando, aquí también tenemos algunos y creo que este verano será largo y triste.

    Espero que disfrutéis de unas buenas fiestas, a Enrique se le ve muy concentrado, me contaréis si gana. Un enorme abrazo para los dos.