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Rhinovirus

A winter rhinovirus has bivouacked among the family like the Russian army this week. This blogger’s immune system has declared chest-cold war on it. Nights of bronchial bull-riding ensue, making for flat days. The only projects I can limp with … Continue reading

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The “Mas”: Water

Of old, clothes were washed in this outdoor area. The water supply for the “mas” comes from this 60-meter-deep well. (c) 2018 JMN.

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Produce

Mushroom gathering is a lively Catalan tradition. Eduard collects a batch most days and they are sauteed in oil and garlic for meals. He knows five species that are consumed, and those to avoid. Today he was excited to find … Continue reading

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Helena Draws Me

The “mas,” Reus. (c) 2018 JMN.

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Saturday at Salou

A delightful outing today to the seaside. My son-in-law is an excellent driver. His get-on-down-the-road style of motoring keeps getting my attention. For example, a complex stretch of street, a twisty interchange involving circles, invites attack rather than sedate traversal … Continue reading

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The Mas: Homework

(C) JMN.

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The Mas: Palm Trimming Day

“Hoy viene el chico de las palmeras.” A beetle called Rynchophorus Ferruguineus is attacking palm trees all around the Mediterranean. Over a million trees have been lost. There is treatment if it’s applied in time, but there are few specialists … Continue reading

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