Monday, February 5, 2018

Phantom Of The Rainbow / La Fantasma Del Arcoiris

La versión español está después de la versión inglés.

I GOT CAUGHT in the rain during my walk on the beach today. I could see the dark clouds over the mountains start to circle toward the coast, but I couldn't convince myself to rush. I was too content. Later in the day, a rainbow.

I phoned the Kid Brother for his birthday. Per his Sunday instructions, I phoned "earlier." Our Sunday FaceTime call is at 11 in the morning his time. I called at 9:40 so San Geraldo and I could both sing to him. His roommate said, "He stepped out." So, I phoned again at 10. No answer. 10:20. No answer. 10:45. No answer. 11:15. "You're kinda late," he said. But I sang to him anyway. Like I said yesterday, "Oh, brother!"

FUI ATRAPADO EN la lluvia durante mi paseo por la playa hoy. Pude ver que las nubes oscuras sobre las montañas comenzaron a rodear la costa, pero no pude convencerme de apresurarme. Estaba demasiado contento. Más tarde en el día, un arcoiris.

Llamé al Kid Brother para su cumpleaños. Según sus instrucciones del domingo, llamé "más temprano". Nuestro llamado de Sunday FaceTime es a las 11 de la mañana. Llamé a las 9:40 para que San Geraldo y yo pudiéramos cantarle. Su compañero de cuarto dijo: "Él salió". Entonces, llamé nuevamente a las 10. Sin respuesta. 10:20. Sin respuesta. 10:45. Sin respuesta. 11:15. "Estás un poco tarde", me dijo. Pero le canté a él de todos modos. Como dije ayer, "¡Oh, hermano!"





AND THEN A DOUBLE RAINBOW
Y LUEGO UN DOBLE ARCOIRIS.
NOTICE THE PHANTOM BIRD? A CRAG MARTIN
¿NOTA EL PÁJARO FANTASMA? UN ROQUERO.
DUDO NOTICED. MOOSE WAS CLUELESS (AS IS HIS HABIT).
DUDO LO NOTÓ. MOOSE NO TENÍA NI IDEA (COMO ES SU COSTUMBRE).

18 comments:

  1. those really are some dark clouds

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    1. Adam:
      It was a very dramatic day and that sky put some fear into me as walked home along the beach. It didn't amount to much rain though, here at least.

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  2. Great rainbow! At least you got to wish your brother happy birthday....late (lol) or not

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    1. Cheapchick:
      As I sang, he said, "Enough a'ready!" I finished anyway.

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  3. Beautiful rainbow! And what a big bull statue up on that hill!

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    1. Debra:
      I'll do another blog post on the bull. It's one of a number of historic billboards.

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  4. Pretty ominous bull overlooking your town!
    I think the kid brother is paying off his room mates! lol
    That rainbow is gorgeous!
    Poor Moose...no respect.
    Oh, I (and Sophie) got caught in the rain today as well (while daddy Ron was inside and dry getting a massage!!) We got drenched!! Even our raingear!!

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    1. Jim:
      It did cross my mind in the past that his roommate Chris was covering for him. But Chris couldn't lie if his life depended on it. Chuck simply disappears for a while when he's having issues with phone calls (sometimes the anticipation overwhelms him; sometimes he doesn't want to talk). I didn't get drenched yesterday. I would have enjoyed it -- except for the ipod and camera!

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  5. why is there a bull on the hill (or is that photoshopped)? HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO CHUCK! and the rainbow is pretty.

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    1. anne marie:
      Will write another blog post about the bull. It's one of a number of historic billboards (bulls) in Southern Spain.

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  6. It was 30-something and overcast in DC today, trade places?

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    1. Travel:
      Nope! Although it's been unbelievably cold (for here). Right now it's 50 (which is cold for us), but it's been as low as 37 some recent mornings! Almost unheard of.

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  7. The Kid Brother likes to keep you on your toes!

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  8. I love how the dark grey clouds make the water look so lustrously green and turquoise. We see the same thing here. Happy Birthday to Chuck.

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    1. Wilma:
      It was stunning to watch the color of the sea change as the sky changed..

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  9. That's one big bull.......

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    1. Willym:
      The Osborne Bull, one of many historic billboards in Southern Spain. I do another blog post about it.

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