The sun is up, there is no threat of rain, and the halo-halo stands in Calle Nueva are doing brisk business.
In most parts of town, people are taking advantage of the heat to sun-dry practically anything. Suddenly, not-so-busy side streets are transformed into post-harvest facilities. Clotheslines are crammed with curtains and sheets on respite from tumble-dry. Fields fresh from harvest are left temporarily untouched, resting between seasons.
It is on days like these, when there is nothing between earth and sky but thin wisps of feather-like clouds (cirrus. my daughter insists), that we take out whatever it is that needs to be dried. The rains will eventually come, and with it storms and planting season. For now, it’s time to bask in the sun and take in a little heat.
Some sunning-out scenes hereabouts: