Yesterday morning and during last night we had some heavy rain. Apart from a couple of days at the end of August when we had the end-of-summer storms, this is the first proper rain we have had since the end of May. In our valley this morning the sun was shining again but as you can see in this photo, taken from the road from our cortijo to Alhabia, that the cloud still lingered over the mountains.
The rain has certainly done the land some good: our finca looked refreshed this morning. In the vegetable patch, in the foreground, you can see potatoes and onions with broad beans behind. To the right is another patch with cauliflower, cabbage and broccoli and in the centre is one of our olive trees laden with fruit. We are expecting to harvest 2000 kilos next month.
Autumn colours are now becoming evident as you can see from this photo taken from our lane just above our property.
We also took this photo of our town, Alhabia, when we walked in to do the morning shopping.
After lunch we walked along the river path to Terque. The clouds and fresh light made the village look particularly attractive.
Looking back along the path towards the coast we noticed heavy clouds above the Sierra Alhamilla. From press reports the weather on the coast yesterday was worse than up here.