Sunning Out

Rice fields resting between seasons

Rice fields resting between seasons

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:

Palm leaves waiting for weaving

Palm leaves waiting for weaving

Woven boxes out for more sun time

Woven boxes out for more sun time

Wood chips that will certainly keep the kitchen fires burning

Wood chips that will certainly keep the kitchen fires burning

Curtains on respite from tumble-dry

Curtains on a break from tumble-dry

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2 comments

  1. Very apt an article mo… Magayunon ang pagkadukut-dukot mo san isturya hali sa lati pakadto sa niralabhan. 🙂

    1. salamat tabi. maniniton kaya talaga didi niyan :p

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