oranges

It’s May already (can’t tell from the weather here, brrr!) and fortunately, I spent most of the month of April in Andalusia, Spain. What a gardener’s paradise, especially in Spring when jasmine fragrants the air and green is abundant after the area’s rainiest Winter in years. Where to start with the masses of photos I will share here? The Alhambra? The Alcazar? The natural landscape? It was all so amazing! How about with what’s unique and recognizable when you think of Sevilla and surrounds? Orange trees (Citrus aurantium) as the chosen street tree in all the villages and towns! They are small, evergreen, produce brightly colored fruit and lovely little white flowers most months of the year.  The perfect street tree in this mild climate and the fruit can be harvested from the balconies!

i spy

A snowy diamond suspended…

and diamonds in the snow…

The rolling hills of the Bavarian landscape are so beautiful covered in white, especially when the sun pops out. It’s the most “wintry” of the past winters we have spent here and funny enough the one I’ve enjoyed most. And not just because of the great skiing!