Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Cock-A-Doodle-Do / Qui-Qui-Ri-Qui

It's not all blue skies and sunshine around here. Nor is it all about the Mediterranean Sea. Some days, it's a walk into the countryside under cloudy skies. Either way, it's paradise.

Por aquí el cielo no siempre es azul, ni el sol no siempre brilla. Tampoco se trata del Mar Mediterráneo. Algunos días, es un paseo por el campo bajo un cielo nublado. De cualquier manera, es el paraíso.

MIJAS PUEBLO (THE WHITE VILLAGE), IN THE DISTANCE ON THE MOUNTAINSIDE.
MIJAS PUEBLO, EL PUEBLO BLANCO EN LA DISTANCIA EN LA MONTAÑA.
THE SPANISH ROOSTER DOESN'T SAY COCK-A-DOODLE-DO. IT SAYS QUI-QUI-RI-QUI!
UN GALLO ESPAÑOL NO DICE COCK-A-DOODLE-DO. EL DICE QUI-QUI-RI-QUI!
PROOF THAT I WAS IN THE 'COUNTRY.' PRUEBA DE QUE YO ESTABA EN EL CAMPO.
MOUNTAINS, A BIT OF BLUE SKY, AND VERY OLD OLIVE TREES.
MONTAÑAS, UN POCO DE CIELO AZUL, Y OLIVOS MUY VIEJOS.
FOR OUR TERRACE?
PARA NUESTRA TERRAZA?

"Ain't had no peace in the farmyard since my little red rooster's been gone."
"No hay paz en el corral desde que mi pequeño gallo rojo ha desaparecido."

24 comments:

  1. charlie watts...(sigh). muy caliente!

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    1. anne marie:
      There's just something about drummers.

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  2. https://youtu.be/3gXpqpcnfIQ
    Love those trees!

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    1. Bill:
      I don't know why I didn't use Howlin' Wolf instead of The Stones! Thanks for this.

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  3. Gorgeous scenery Mitchell. What beautiful trees.
    Robin

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    1. Robin:
      Old olive trees are works of art.

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  4. Great olive trees. The chicken looks wet, had it been raining?

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    1. Travel:
      Days and days of sunshine. I don't know if he looks wet or just bedraggled!

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  5. The olive trees are amazing; you could build a terrace ON one, not have one on your terrace!

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    1. Bob:
      Couldn't get it in the lobby doors. Couldn't get it in either of the elevators. Couldn't get it ON the terrace. AND... even if we could do all that, our terrace would be on the street!

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  6. Oh my oh that olive tree!
    What I would give to touch that beauty.
    I love trees
    all kinds of trees!
    Look at the way the bark of the trunk swirls around
    That is a BEAUTY!
    (you will be having me speaking Spanish by summer's end)
    WINKS!

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    1. Ron:
      As long as you're not speaking MY Spanish by summer's end, you'll be alright! The olive trees' trunks are works of art!

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  7. Those ancient olive trees are amazing.

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    1. Stephen:
      They truly are. There are even orchards filled with old beauties, row after row.

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  8. You have a real variety of places within easy reach, don't you? I wonder if those magnificent olive trees still bear fruit.

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    1. Wilma:
      I'm guessing they still bear fruit. I wonder what the quality is.

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  9. Looking at your pictures.....Otro Gato.....love it.

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    1. Linda:
      And thanks for pointing out that I was missing "El" before that. Poor Dudo. I meant to refer to him as the other cat (bad enough), not just another cat. Fortunately, he can't be bothered to read my blog.

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  10. I love those old olive trees.

    And thank you for continuing to post in Spanish. It's like a fun daily Spanish lesson! I read the Spanish portion aloud and try to remember a few new words and phrases each time. :)

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    1. Jennifer:
      I hope the words and phrases you remember are ones I've gotten correct. My Spanish can be a bit "creative"!

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  11. I don't think I have ever seen a olive tree, they are awesome looking! I could easily eat a half pint of olives in a sitting.

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    1. mistress maddie:
      I remember seeing them here and there in Brooklyn. Memories of Italy for our neighbors. But they were covered in burlap and protected from the cold in winter. And they never looked like these! I could also eat a pint of olives in a sitting and, living here in Spain, there's an opportunity to do so every day. At dinner, the first thing to arrive at the table is the free bowl of olives. Always different and always exceptional. You'd be in heaven.

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  12. Who knew chickens had accents? In France, they say "cocorico."

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    1. Walt the Fourth:
      I know! I was shocked when I was doing my first Spanish lesson on animals and found out THEY spoke Spanish, too.

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