A friend gave me a brief note yesterday, suggesting that I'd like this new word, "cabañuelas".
The note reads: "Cabañuelas= the first 12 days of January. Tradition says that the weather during these days indicates the climate during the 12 upcoming months of the year."
If the tradition is true, then we are in for a wild and windy time of rain interpersed with hail and mitigated by rainbows.
After nearly two weeks of unseasonably rainy January weather, the streak seemed to have broken yesterday. Though here at la hacienda the world was covered in fog, it cleared by mid morning and the rest of the day was bright, sunny and less cold. There is hope.
Alas! I just looked outside and there are ominous dark clouds to the east.
It's probably his fault. (I don't understand this next picture, other than it's a "Wanted" poster. I found it in a Google images search for cabañuelas.