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Well I got a very pleasant surprise when I opened my blog page this morning to post the photos that I had taken yesterday.  We are having beautiful fall weather, and with it beautiful stunning skies.  Anyway back to my pleasant surprise.

99,999

I am currently sitting at 99,999 viewers as of right now.. it was so momentous, I just had to take a photo!  It’s been 6 years since I started the blog, and recently it’s been quite difficult to come up with new things to write about.  Salobreña and the area are really quite  special, but it’s difficult to be fresh after 5 years, but I am going to continue to try.

Who will be 100K, if it’s you, please tell us where you are from!

Now the big news, we are only days away from the annual Romeria here in Salobreña.  To me this is the biggest day of the year here and one of the biggest parties going.  I never miss it.  There is food and music and traditional dress and horses and fireworks and you name it, it is happening on the beach on Sunday.  If you are here, be sure to get your program from the tourist office, you won’t want to miss a thing.  To see just what will be going on, check the archives for October’s past in or around the 7th of October.  You won’t want to miss this!

Now, back to those skies!

Big Cloud

Blue skies

They came from outer space

Miramar

Lenticular

flying saucers

crisp

panoramic

pan from the paseo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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When you go to Pampaneira in the Alpujarras, make sure you stop in at one of the functioning artisan studios.  We stopped in at a weaving house, where the owner and master weaver was working on some beautiful blankets and wall hangings.  Her name is Mercedes Carrascosa, and she has had a shop there for over 20 years.  Her shop is loaded with her work, and believe me when I say you will have a very difficult time choosing which item to buy, they are all so beautiful.  Prices were excellent too, starting at about 50 euros and going on up to 100 for a really large blanket.  The wall hangings were reasonable too, the most expensive one that I saw was 300 euros and it was quite a large and intricate piece of work.

Yarn ready and waiting!

Mercedes hard at work.

Scale for weighing the yarn.

Upper sales floor

Original slate and beam constructed ceiling.

Skeins of wool just waiting for the next project

Isn't this a beauty.

You can also purchase handwoven bags with leather detailing.

Basket of silk worm cocoons.

I want to live here

Blankets for sale.

Wall hanging in the works. Autumnal forest scene.

Upstairs showroom and studio

More wall hangings and wool.

Behind the scenes

Pick a colour, any colour

The worlds softest blankets!

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