Friday, August 19, 2016

One Less Napkin Ring

Estaba aquí por un mes. Esa traviesa que se sentaba en nuestra mesa donde la servilleta con el anillo de perlas de oro esperaba. Ahora que se ha ido, las cosas ya no son iguales.
She was here for a month. The impish one that sat at our table where a blue napkin with the golden beaded ring lay. Now that she's gone, things just aren't the same.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Such a Handsome Guy

When you go into town and meet a new friend. So handsome. So nice.

Friday afternoon in León was good for meeting a new friend.
El viernes en León fue bueno para conocer a un nuevo amigo.
‪#‎adoptanocompres‬ ‪#‎galgoslove‬ ‪#‎migalga‬ ‪#‎escomoungatoencasa‬ ‪#‎enleon‬

Monday, August 8, 2016


"You were born with potential. You were born with goodness and trust. You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness. You were born with wings. You are not meant for crawling, so don’t. You have wings. Learn to use them and fly." 

You have kids. You think they're wonderful and they are, but every now and then you see something in them that blows you away, is beyond your imagination - a glimpse at a soul entirely its own and free and beautiful. And in a flutter, it's gone.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Tuesday Market

So true. Watermelon and all the delicious, especially local produce, is an amazing offer. The fruit could be my breakfast and dinner all summer long.

There are a number of things you wouldn't know by looking at this picture. For instance, it might appear that the man in the background is checking Catherine out, when in reality he was simply turning around because I called "look at me" to my camera evasive niece and he thought I was calling to him. Regardless, he looks like he enjoyed the festival a little too much. Good thing Catherine is so oblivious, hahaha.
She seems to have a Celtic rune tattooed on her left arm, but it's only , a plant dye that will wear off in about ten more days. She got it as part of her outfit for the Astur-Romano Festival.
Another thing is that she appears to be one of a few in front of the most popular cheese truck on market day. You can't see the throngs of people all waiting to buy their favourite "Don Queso" cheese. When you get near the crowd you call out asking who is last so you know when it's your turn. Then you wait a good, long, social while chatting it up a bit with those around you doing the same.
Finally, it looks like Catherine is pushing the purple carrito, but the reality is that she's only posing with it and let me push it around all morning. Well, I guess it is kind of granny.

Purple, definitely purple today, even the bags of garlic sported purple netted bags.

Monday, August 1, 2016

El Agua y La Reflexión

Sombra saluda a su otro yo #migalgo - foto de Enrique Soto.

Estos paisajes de agua y la reflexión se han convertido en una obsesión.
These landscapes of water and reflection have become an obsession.
Claude Monet