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Four months of pink

The dominant colour of wildflowers is pink, from the deepest purple to the palest rose.

In March… pink rock rose 26-3-13pink wildflowers1 26-3-13pink wildflowers3 26-3-13In April… pink wildflower in april 28-4-11In May… pink wildflowers in may2 1-5-13In June… pink1 1-6-145 to remember
dominante – dominant
el color – the colour
rosa – pink
morado – purple
un mes – a month


It never ceases to amaze me that the Spanish wildflowers seem to flower in unison according to colour. In early March, arriving at Malaga airport, the earth was covered with yellow flowers. Once the yellow has gone it will be pink, and there seems to be an infinite variety of pink wildflowers. poppy - unfurling 28-4-11But for me, the most glorious of all is the poppy. Arriving sometime in April, depending on the sun and showers of spring, it is the king of red flowers. poppy1 28-4-11 (2)5 to remember
al unísono – in unison
según – according to
infinito/a – infinite
más maravilloso/a que todo – most glorious of all
el rey – the king

Walking along the Thyme Track one summer morning

The track changes character with the seasons. the track3 25-8-13This morning the pink earth is dusty, concrete hard, cracked in places. horse corner 25-8-13The weeds are golden, seedheads dried and preserved in golden globes. seedhead 25-8-13Rare are the flowers, a cloud of jasmine-like white stars, a single pink mallow, a hawthorne bush with early berries.early hawthorne berries 25-8-13white flowers 25-8-13The track leads us away from our secret valley, around the corner to the right into a smaller valley. The river runs through it, quieter here without waterfalls but with a couple of narrow corners where the water rushes noisily. pink flower among the dry gold 25-8-13jose antonio's valley2 25-8-13Always along this track we disturb blackbirds, their fluting calls melting into the warning rattle shreee.jose antonio's valley1 25-8-13the track1 25-8-135 to remember
el camino – track
el carácter – character
las estaciónes – the seasons
el hormigón – concrete
rajado/a – cracked the track through the P's olive grove 25-8-13

Fifty Shades of Gold #3

a field of dried wildflowers 26-7-13On the way to the supermarket, a field of dried wildflowers. July 26, 2013.

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Poppies in the almond field

I think poppies are the flowers that make everyone smile. The colour, heads nodding in the breeze. They are so cheerful.poppies in the almond field1 11-6-13poppies in the almond field - unfurling 11-6-135 to remember
la amapola – poppy
la sonrisa – smile
la cabeza – head
meciendo/a – nodding
la brisa – breeze

At last, wildflowers on the Thyme Track

At last the wildflowers have arrived, a blanket of white, yellow and blue. wildflowers - yellow1 15-3-13 wildflowers - vinca 15-3-13 wildflowers - yellow2 15-3-13 wildflowers - white 15-3-13wildflowers - gorse 15-3-135 to remember
la aulaga – gorse
la margarita – daisy
blanco/a – white
amarillo/a – yellow
la manta – blanket

Wildflowers in the olive grove

There is one benefit of the recent wet weeks. It’s impossible for P to take his tractor into the fields and normally at this time of year he is harrowing the olive groves to keep the weeds down. wildflowers in the olive grove 17-3-13Weeds are his enemy, they take moisture and nutrients from the soil and so leave less for the olive trees. Now the olive groves remain untouched and so the wildflowers are taking advantage.

5 to remember
el beneficio – benefit
imposible – impossible
normalmente – normally
las malashierbas – weeds
el/la enemigo/a – enemy

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