The Poniente wind is howling again and for the second time this week we are on yellow alert for gales. April is always a changeable month in Spain and this year has been typical, although we have had very little rain. Despite the wind, we enjoyed a walk this morning near Cortijo de Montano and saw these shepherds with their donkey and flock of sheep and goats. A typical Andalucian pastoral scene.
The countryside is changing too and some of the pretty wild flowers we have been describing in the previous weeks are past their best. However, the poppies are at their peak and the roadside verges are colourful with flowering plants. The almond trees have lost their blossom and are now in full leaf while the fig trees, so bare in winter, have just joined them in sprouting their fresh foliage.