feeling blue…

One of the reasons that I love argentina so much is the weather. I constantly need sun and light energy. I love the hot humid summers that make it hard to move, but I also love the cold winters under the steel-blue sky, and in between, the autumn and spring are equally nice. I don’t mind the occasional downpours as they never last more then 2 days, even if they come once a week, as long as in between, the skies are blue. The only thing I absolutely hate is the grey and gloomy weather, the drizzle and the fog, and that’s what the weather in Belgium is mostly like. And that is also how it has been in Argentina ever since I got back from (exceptionally sunny) Belgium 2 weeks ago. Never, ever, did I have weather like this in Argentina. And never, ever, did I suffer more then I do now.

Every morning, just after I woke up, I was happy when I checked the weather on my iPhone and I saw a beautiful yellow sun appear, only to be disappointed when I got up and looked through the window and realised it was yet going to be another grey day.

If the Chilean volcano ashes have something to do with this, one does not really know, one doesn’t  really care. Fact is that the lack of blue skies make me feel blue.

I even gave up looking out of my window in the morning, but ask my husband ‘is the sun out?’, and guess what. This morning the answer was a clear YES!

One of the best places to get as much sun and blue-sky absorbed into your body as possible, is probably Puerto Madero, where no narrow streets or high buildings can block the sun. Time to put on an extra sweater and a coat, and go for a long walk on the diques. Alghouth 12 degrees, the wind and the humidity gives you the impression it is a lot colder, but still, the sun on your face feels just great. And this time of the year is extra nice, as there are no tourists around. Puerto Madero is as good as empty.

So for everyone in need of some blue energy, I am glad to share these photos with you!

7 responses to “feeling blue…”

  1. Yeap! Buenos Aires weather is gray and gloomy for nature. I don0t know since when a re you liveing here. Tango lyrycs are inspired in the gray weather and rainy weather of Buenos Aires. The ahs helped a little. But it always was this way.

  2. I leave in Brazil, where the sky were supposed to be blue and sunny and all that. But I never saw anything like a argentian sky. For real.
    When I was leaving there we used to spend a couple of hours of the weekends just seated by the balcony or in a San Telmo corner talking and staring on this sky. Its amazing

  3. Hi, I’m going to be in BA for a month from mid-July so here’s hoping for some chilly blue skies!.. coming from the west coast of Ireland I also know all about those grey clouds that hang there like a wet blanket for days on end, so really looking forward to blue-skies BA as long as the ash doesn’t disrupt things!! ¡Saludos!

    • Hope you enjoy BA! Of course july is not the best time of year, the days are short, and even if the sun is shining, she is so low that she is blocked by the buildings and does not reach the streets. So you have to go and look for her in open spaces or in high buildings… But that still beats the grey skies!

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