Yesterday was the 75th anniversary of the death of the Granada poet Federico Garcia Lorca. There was a full moon last night. Lorca wrote often about the moonlight over his beloved Vega de Granada. The weekend was also the best time for observing the Perseid (Tears of San Lorenzo) meteor showers. Normally, many Granadiños go up to the Sierra Nevada to get the clearest view of these but the full moon would not have helped their observation.
Today is a public holiday in Spain and as it was another hot and sunny morning, we went to the Embalse de los Berrmejales for a swim. The calm water was like a sheet of turquoise glass and it was so pleasant swimming in the silky water with the sierras reflected in the still surface. As it is quiet there, with plenty of open space, we took the dogs. They enjoyed their outing but only Blanquita braved the water for a swim. Plenty of nature about too – red squirrels in the pine forests, carp swimming close to the surface of the lake and little wading birds on the shore line. I am having trouble identifying this little bird. It resembles a dunlin, but it is not the time of year for spotting these winter visitors. Can anybody help?
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