Friday, 4 April 2014

Spring is coming to Southern Spain

Yesterday evening we had a real sense that spring had arrived. After a couple of days of cold wet weather, the sun was out, birds were singing and we could sit on out terrace to watch the sun go down. We shared the experience with a couple of bats, out to catch their evening meal, and then watched as a fox zig zagged across our land looking for frogs.

Earlier in the afternoon I had taken a short walk around the mountainside and seen the first pink fringed orchids, heard bee eaters fly past - almost too high in the sky to see and watched larks in their courtship.  The final 'icing on the cake' was watching a Golden Eagle circle overhead.

Spring and early summer are great times to visit the Sierra Nevada and Alpujarra, and we are very fortunate to be able to be here.