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Monday Morning Photo - Wisteria Time in Andalucia

How quickly spring comes around after the short winter here in the Sierra Sur de Jaén. After lots of very much needed rain we´re back to the normal cloudless blue.  My garden is shooting incredbily with the moisture and now sunshine. And my beautiful wisteria flowers grandly albeit it short-lived. The big black carpenter bees love it. Each flowering season reminds me of the Botanical Gardens in Malaga and the ´tunnel´ of wisteria that I haven´t yet caught in bloom. April is a good time to plan to go if it´s on your list.  Here´s the botanical garden link La Concepción Botanical Gardens. And a sneaky peak at the wisteria. See the Monday Morning Photos list.

Sighs of The Alhambra

Before I write part two of the last blog, because I don´t want to do it right now and ´cos I´ve been looking through my Alhambra photos with longing I thought I´d share some here and dream of being there again.

You know what it´s like when something is on your doorstep, you plan on visitng or re-visiting someday. Well I´ve decided that to make those trips happen sooner. There are/were so many place in the UK I wanted to visit, now I´m in Andalucia and my list is LONG.

The Alhambra is about an hour and a half drive from home and from our holiday rental Casa El Regüelo but life and time steal away many pleasures.

If you´re looking for some reading material before you come my favourite book of the moment is Spanish Recognitions by Mary Lee Settle. There´s a wonderful line in it that says

"....if you cannot relearn wonder again at the Alhambra, you may as well stay at home and die."

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