Tag Archives: Las Hortichuelas

Wild Flowers and Almond Blossom

Autumn seems to have seamlessly turned to Spring in the Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata without any threat of winter. The almond blossom appeared early in January and the trees are now in full bloom. Wild flowers are also … Continue reading

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Agave (Pitas) En Flor

I do not take many landscape photos in high summer. It is too hot to walk around the campo and on most days in July and August the light loses its clarity because of the heat haze. This year, though, … Continue reading

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Rambles along Ramblas

After our 8 course San Valentin dinner on Saturday evening, a long walk was called for on Sunday morning and so we headed up the Rambla Aires de Las Negras which passes below our house. The blossom on the almond … Continue reading

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The long way to Las Hortichuelas

Yesterday we took full advantage of perfect hiking weather and made a long circular walk from Las Negras through El Valle De Rodalquilar, up the rambla to Las Hortichuelas and back home down the Rambla Aires de Las Negras. Leaving … Continue reading

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Agaves in Flower

In July the countryside around here is brown and barren. Long gone are the pretty and colourful wild flowers of spring and the grasses have dried out. The fruits on the wild fig and pomegranate trees have yet to ripen … Continue reading

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Summer Exhibitions

This summer I am taking my art to the villages by putting on mini-exhibitions in various locations in the Parque Natural de Cabo de Gata. Each exhibition will run through the summer and comprise different paintings which will be interchangeable. … Continue reading

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Rambla del Granadillo

Early this morning we walked down the Rambla del Granadillo near Las Hortichuelas. The weather has been a little unsettled in Southern Spain but it was pleasantly warm down this sheltered track. We were able to enjoy the changing flora. … Continue reading

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