Early May has seen some warm weather..even hot you might say, with temps approaching 40ºC in the Center-South of Spain. In Cercedilla we reached 29.5ºC the other day which is certainly very warm for the middle of May.
Despite the warm temps and the exuberant flowering of some trees – with consequent pollen alerts – it hasn’t been so spectacular for flowers on the ground. The poppy is always there, as is the bleuet or cornflower, and other staples..tho not in exceptional numbers. Similar story for rarer flowers..the peonia for instance which last year astonished us with its overwhelmingly abundant blossoming. This Spring has been more normal, we found a few the other day..but nothing like last year.