Bryan Hemming

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Indian summer in an Andalucian pueblo

A violent storm one night last week had the pueblo thinking summer was finally over. It’s been so searingly hot for months there were those of us who breathed a sigh of relief. You may think you’re getting the worst of the deal in wet and windy Northern climes but there’s only so much we can take of lolling about on sun-kissed beaches, listening to  waves gently lapping the shoreline − they sound like a large family of adorable kittens round a dish of milk, with your eyes closed − while clutching an iced drink clinking about a tall glass. But don’t go thinking it’s all idling about, occasionally, I feel the need to stretch my legs.  I might meander along the beach kicking sand and collecting shells, or I might just stroll about the market to catch a bit of shade. Somebody has to do it. And there was I thinking I could stash away my shorts and sandals for a few months while waiting for spring to arrive.



4 comments on “Indian summer in an Andalucian pueblo

  1. J.D. Riso
    December 3, 2017

    Oh, just rub it in , why don’t ya? 😉

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  2. Laura Bloomsbury
    November 9, 2017

    kittens round a saucer of milk – brilliant analogy Bryan I shall always think of this next time I’m standing on the shoreline of a British beach with icecubes knocking against my knees 😉 a rarefied round up with your camera especially like the young gull but then again it’s hard to choose one.

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  3. rangewriter
    November 8, 2017

    Oh that dancing guy’s pants! And the two women on the beach…what a story that tells. I wish you great cooling breezes in this politically hot times.


    • Bryan Hemming
      November 9, 2017

      The cooling breezes have just arrived, as I discovered when I walked into the pueblo yesterday morning for a fresh loaf of bread. Wearing just a T-shirt, shorts and sandals I had to hurry along to try to keep warm. It didn’t work.

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