It now feels that summer is on its way and along the rambla in Las Negras this morning we noticed the change in the nature.
Many of the wild spring flowers have withered or are past their best but clumps of blue limonium are now in flower.
So are the striking flowers of the thistles.
cochineal beetle on brassicas
There are now many more insects around. Most are too small and flighty to photograph but I managed to get this one of a cochineal beetle on brassicas. Not difficult as there were so many of them.
Little butterflies were flitting around and once again almost impossible to photograph but this mallow skipper did settle on the ground for a moment.
Earlier in the week I took this photo of a crested lark near our home. They are so many of them here that the house is called ‘Las Totobias’, which is Spanish for ‘The Larks’.