a wandering woman writes

Sunday, October 15, 2006

How I know it's autumn in Salamanca

1. The pool is covered for winter. I have no idea how they managed to sneak out that bright blue sign of summer's end without my noticing, but there it was this morning.

2. On cooler days, my fellow Salmantinos walk the streets prepared for a ski outing: scarf, winter jackets zipped all the way up, even gloves and hats.

3. "¡Qué frío!" and "¿Se fue el verano, eh?" have replaced "!Qué calor!" in Salamanca small talk.

4. The man at the frutería has replaced my yellow peaches with chestnuts. And membrillo (quince).

5. The woman in front me at El Arbol yesterday was buying turrón.



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