Gold, dust, sand… now it is August and even the heatwave-tolerant plants are wilting. The deep gold of July has given way to a paler shade, faded by the beating of the +40°C sun. Even the moss is dry and dessicated. The only lively tones come from the silver olive leaves, nature’s design of course so they withstand the heat best of all, and the ever-resilient elfas [oleanders].The orchard fruit is all but finished, we are waiting only for the yellow plums to ripen, but the huerta continues to produce limitless pimentones and calabacines. The lettuce plants have gone to seed and are fit only for Pablo’s pigs.