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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.

Malaga Airport to UK Again

Wow time really shifts along without me at times. School finishes on Wednesday, My youngest and I fly to the UK Wednesday evening and my middle son is staying home alone for the first time on the dog, chicken and watering watch.

I have to admit I´m more worried about the last three not being fed and watered sufficiently than I am about his intake. At going on nineteen he knows how to eat and does so with an amazing frequency.

While I´m gone my eldest is coming home. Umm it´s only just struck me how good his timing is. Still he´ll be around for a day or two when we get back before returning to La Herradura where he´s an apprentice guitar maker.

La Herradura

La Herradura

La Herradura

La Herradura, which means horseshoe in Spanish, is a lovely less touristy horseshoe-shaped shingle bay between Salobreña and Nerja on the Costa Tropical or Granada coast.

I´ll have to have a shifty at his photos, which are far better than mine. He did a months guitar making course last September and stayed in an apartment across from the beach, so he has some lovely sunset shots.

I´m on a trawl through the in-head lists of "to-do" before going away. With our holiday home Casa El Reguelo pool to maintain and new veggie garden to set up watering for, a neighbours pool we use and look after to top up and chlorinate, a huge fridge stock-up to do etc. You know how it goes......

And the hardest thing? What clothes are needed. Going from 35ºC, shorts and vest to a rainy UK do I need socks, jumper, shoes not sandals? Pyjamas? Oh no and party gear, don´t do that very often and pressies. It´s a tricky conundrum which I usually get wrong, but doesn´t really matter in the end.

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