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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.

More Blue Flags for Spain and the Canary Islands

The Fundación Europea de Educación Ambiental (FEE) has given out 45 blue flags to beaches across the Canary Islands, that´s seven more than last year.

Canary Island with Blue Flag Beaches

Gran Canaria - 13
Lanzarote - 6
Fuerteventura - 5
La Palma - 1
La Gomera -1

The only one of the Canaries without a blue flag beach is El Hierro. Compared with 2011, Tenerife has gained nine more flags, Gran Canaria one, Fuerteventura has lost three and Lanzarote, La Palma and La Gomera have kept the same number. The makes a total accredited area of 19,98 kms of sandy beaches.

This year 638 blue flags have been awarded around the Spanish coast, 540 beaches and 98 sports areas, the highest number ever awarded in Spain and 35 more than last year.

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