“When an almond tree became covered with blossoms in the heart of winter, all the trees around it began to jeer. 'What vanity,' they screamed, 'what insolence! Just think, it believes it can bring spring in this way!' The flowers of the almond tree blushed for shame. 'Forgive me, my sisters,' said the tree. 'I… Continue reading Almond Tree in Winter
Last year about this time I wrote this post "August. August in Spain. August is hot." It is still true of course. Today reaching temperatures of 93°F (feels like 97°F). In Celsius that is about 34° (feels like 36°). Tomorrow it is supposed to be hotter. Lovely. We were supposed to drive to Girona tomorrow to… Continue reading Are you hot or cold?
Why do we (c'mon you thought it too) think that when the first day of Spring comes that the weather will be warmer and not so wintry?! Ya know...like a big switch has been flipped on. I bet these flowers are wondering why the heck they didn't wait a bit longer to bloom. As they… Continue reading Spring, is that really you?!
The "Beast from the East" as it is being called by meteorologists has arrived here in Catalonia. SNOW! To go along with the cold temperatures. Okay, it is still Winter but snow is not normal where we live. My sisters would tell you that it is all my fault. That wherever Bob and I move… Continue reading Snow in the vineyard
Although it has been feeling every bit like Winter here this week there are wonderful signs of Spring around the vineyard. Bob and I bundled up and went for a walk on Thursday afternoon. We had had rain for a couple of days and Thursday there was snow falling in Barcelona...too close for comfort I… Continue reading A Winter’s Tale