Finally Fall

Here in Madrid, it’s finally fall. Well, kindof winter, actually.

Last weekend when I went for a day up in the mountains, I had to drive down earlier than expected because the weather forecast gave snow and I had no chains for the car. It wouldn’t have been fun, to be stuck in the snow two hours from home. Alone.

This week, it’s definitely colder. And not that freezing three days we had in October, when everyone panicked and rushed to the shops to buy cozy socks and heaters and Christmas tea. Nope. This week, the cold is subtle, caressing your cheeks in the mornings and tickling your neck when you leave the house, forgetting your scarf. The sun is out, but it doesn’t attack you like in summer. It’s soft, and laid back. The evenings are crisp but dry, which is the great thing about Madrid: no humidity.

In Paris, the humidity is higher, the wind is stronger and the rain appears more often. Here, the leaves are just turning beige and yellow and orange. In Paris, the leaves have probably already fallen.

This is Paris, in October two years ago.



About Full Of Daisies

I am permanently in love. Things I like: purple, pasta, silk, autumn, the smell of mould, candles, cachi, having friends, water, new things, rice, eggs (all eggs!), fresh grass, olive trees, shiny things, glitter, hanging objects, windcatchers, wind, couscous, wasabi, carnivores, presents, snow, leaves, orchids, feathers, cappelletti, meat, fruit (all fruit), more del gelso (Morus alba L.), pigs, candles, christmas, polenta fritta!, separating egg whites from yokes in my hands, cartoons, dragons, the ocean, nudibranchi, cows, mercury (the metal), cosmos (the flowers), thunderstorms, Mika, turtles, acquariums, green and blue (mixed), siccamores, spring, snails, 24, porc with a sweet sauce (apple, cranberry, tomatoes jam), looking at a swimming pool upsidedown and underwater, english accent, open-minded people, driving, blue skies, checkered tablecloths, butterflies, books and cartoons in rhyme, painting eggs, the star-shadows that football players have, silver, laughing, Vivaldi, bells and chimes, white and purple, creating. Complete Happiness: Early morning. Sun, with a breeze; a pond with water lilies. A house, with a garden, full of plants. A vegetable patch, lemon, orange and mandarin trees. Cosmos everywhere. Birds in the trees; a tortoise eating the salad from the vegetable patch; a mammal (I couldn’t decide which one would make me happier) close by. No houses for as far as the eye can see. Me, a man that loves me and that I love. Friends coming over for a lunch that I have to prepare, and have all the ingredients for all ready in the kitchen.


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