Rain was not enough this year to fill our marshes properly, but we have been having some light rain, spread through the last few months, that have created the perfect conditions of humidity in our forests and meadows. The number of beautiful flowers this spring is enormous, filling with an explosion of colours all our different ecosystems, from the dry sands where rock roses and aromatic plants abound to the meadows in pine and cork oak forests, where a countless variety of herbaceous species come out to compose a colorful carpet alternating with dense patches of grasses.
Scrubland on dry sands
In the dryest sandy areas our rock rose bushes are in blossom now, painting the scrubland in white, yellow and pink.
Pine forests and meadows
Under the umbrella pine and in the meadows in the forests there are very large patches of different borages that alternate with extensive carpets of grasses of many different species. Daisies, poppies, campions, herbaceous rockroses and ferns compose a colorful mosaic.
Along the roadsides a large variety of white, blue and yellow daisies, delicate pink thistles and tall and strong purple ones, yellow and blue lupins, bright red poppies and stork bills entertain us in our drive along.