Monday, June 2, 2008

The gift and the flood



En algun blog sueco leí que en Suecia se esperaban temperaturas de treinta grados para este fin de semana. El mundo al revés. Ha sido un fin de semana intenso, pero no por el calor, sino por la lluvia. Persistente, imparable, tenaz. La lluvia nos ha dejado inundaciones, goteras y unos momentos de incertidumbre en el cuerpo. El río desbordado, la fuerza del agua, la vida de domingo paralizada, nervios, patos en las aceras, los ojos puestos en las nubes y en las mareas... Un pequeño susto.
Mientras tanto, refugiados bajo techo y en buena compañía, llegó el sorteo. Y el ganador es.... Jo! Así que el dibujo que ha elegido, “Melosa can’t help it”, volará hasta Méjico.
Gracias a todos por participar. Prometo que habrá más ocasiones en el futuro.

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Some Swedish blog I read said the weekend was going to bring them temperatures of 30º C. The world has gone wrong. Here it's been an intense weekend thanks to the rain, not the heat.
Persistent, unstoppable, tenacious rain. And then the flood, leaks and moments of uncertainty. The overflowed river, the force of water, the paralyzed Sunday life, nerves, ducks on the sidewalks, eyes set in clouds and sea tides… A small scare.
Meanwhile, sheltered and in good company, the draw arrived. And the winner is…. Jo! So the chosen drawing, “Melosa can't help it”, will be flying to Mexico.
Thanks everybody for participating. I promise there will be more chances to win in the future.

nombres / names

husband cortando / husband cutting

nombres escondidos / hidden names

el sorteo / the draw

el ganador / the winner


Today's music:
Dylan

24 comments:

la baigo said...

Me alegro que todo esté "bien" por allí; ayer las imágenes en los telediarios eran impresionantes !!

Seguiré probando en los sucesivos sorteos.

Jorge said...

¿Before the Flood?

karina said...

Felicitaciones a Jo y que bueno que paso el susto!
por aqui tambien se sienten mucho los efectos de los cambios climaticos!

Aran said...

uy la plaza moyua... aunque no se pueden comparar, esas fotos me han traido recuerdos de las inundaciones del 83... que fuerte... lo que mas recuerdo de aquella tarde es que estaban echando una peli de Ana Belen en la tele con un payaso (que no me acuerdo del titulo) y que cuando ya nos quedamos sin luz y salimos al balcon, el agua llegaba al primer piso.
que pena no haber ganado el sorteo... pero lo intentare de nuevo la proxima vez!

louise said...

Ah what fun you guys must have had with the draw. Congratulations Jo, I'm sure you'll treasure this drawing.

That rain looks spectacular. We in Melbourne are wishing for just a little bit of that. You're right, the climate has gone wrong. I hope the flood damage around you wasn't to bad. xo lj

gracia said...

A drawing flying all the way to Mexico... Jo is sure to appreciate your exquisite work.
see you, grache

gracia said...

P.S. Enjoy listening to Dylan. I am currently listening to Theme Time Radio Hour... songs about days of the week. I'm up to Wednesday and there aren't too many songs about Wednesday.

Esti said...

gracia, ha ha, if I think about wednesday songs only Simon & Garfunkel or drive by Truckers come to mind.
For thrusday I would say Morphine, Jim croce...
And for Friday or Saturday should be easier: Joe Jackson, Sunny Dale real state...
Enjoy your week songs on the radio!!
:)

Raquel said...

snif, snif, otra vez será...he entrado hoy varias veces con la esperanza de ser la ganadora....no puede haber premios de consolación??

Jorge said...

Por cierto, la primera foto es la caña...

La Ballena Elena said...

Hola Esti,

Tremendo lo del agua, ayer había varias carreteras cortadas, pero en tu pueblo fue terrible, espero q no os haya salpicado mucho.

un beso

Jill said...

What a lot of water you have there. Hope everyone you know is safe and sound, Esti! Meanwhile, I am loving those rain pictures!!! I feel like I'm standing right there in the downpour. Also, the prize drawing series are great fun too. Lucky Jo!

Mary-Laure said...

Que fotos increible del diluvio...

Felicitaciones a Jo!

FruensWerk said...

Oh my...SO much water...hmm...hope it stop soon...
Scary...yes...But then you had time to pick a winner...
And I am way behind...SURE that I made a comment on the gift...and also on the very nice masks...but when I looked in today...NADA from me...Hmm strange...Hope this comment dont disappear too...heh...

jo said...

aaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyy no, no, no, que no me lo creo!!!! eeeehhhh, que alegría, que emoción!!!

esti, he leído como 10 veces este post y aún no puedo creer lo afortunada que soy!!!!

dale un besito a esa linda mano que sacó mi nombre! y desde el fondo de mi corazón, gracias! te mando un abrazo enorme!!

Marie-Louise said...

So much water...!!!!!!!!!!!!
And congratulations to Jo ( it was a great idea!)

Ciara said...

What amazing flood photos! Wow! We get flooding from the sea in the winter, and it can be a bit scary.

Congratulations to Jo!

Eleanor said...

Amazing photographs. I absolutely adore Jo's excited speech in the comment box above! Even though I can't understand the words I can feel the happiness! Congratulations to Jo!

.girl ferment. said...

the weather does look frightening. you have captured it well.
xx

Lucía said...

Congratulations, Jo!

Esti said...

raquel, sigue intentándolo, ja, ja...

ballena elena, gracias por preocuparte: nos ha salpicado de refilón, pero para mucha gente ha sido un drama :(

fruenswerk, sorry to hear your comments didn't make it... I hope there isn't any black hand (mano negra) playing around in my blog... Ha Ha

Jo, la linda mano te agradece el beso, ja, ja... :)

Maria said...

Yes, something in the world is wrong. I hope my husband is not in an area with flood now when he is in Spain. But I think that we maybe have the same temperature, thats not common for this time early in summer...

fliss said...

We had the same sort of rain here in Queensland, Australia on sunday...I agree its crazy weather!
I am about to do a draw too so now i see how you do it ...thought that would be the best way....hopefully i shall enter your next one ...if you have another!

flossy-p said...

Congratulations Jo!!! :)