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Two weeks of Autumn, then Winter!

Our interminable Summer finally drew to a close a couple of weeks back, the oaks of the lower Fuenfría Valley seemed to suddenly turn orange-red and temps dropped, and i thought to myself: ‘well, get ready for another December-January Fall … Continue reading

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Autumn fernfest in Guadarrama

As i have pointed out in the past, Autumn colour in the Sierra de Guadarrama depends largely on the humble fern. The oaks of the lower valleys sometimes turn a rusty red, but in low rain years they just go … Continue reading

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A blast of Autumn colour..at last!

While we’ve had sensations of Autumn since early October – and even sensations of Winter in recent weeks – it’s only in the last few days that the colours associated with the Fall season have begun to proliferate in the … Continue reading

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Sensations of Autumn in Fuenfría

This last week in the Fuenfría Valley there have been clear sensations of the Fall season.. ..not so much from falling leaves, or even leaves turning colour..but from the cool, humid weather and above all from the ferns turning colour. … Continue reading

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Ferns, glorious ferns

Marcher dans un forêt entre deux haies de fougères transfigurées par l’automne, c’est cela un triomphe. Que sont a côté suffrages et ovations?  Emil Cioran’s illumination among the ferns maybe of the Bois de Boulogne is something that i have been … Continue reading

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Decorating nature?

Towards the  end of November the season finally brightened up in the Fuenfría area and Autumn began to show its true colours, thanks – I suppose – to the heavy rains that fell in previous weeks. However, despite the late … Continue reading

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What Autumn ought to look like..

After the sustained heat and drought of September and early October it was going to be asking a lot to have a spectacular Fall. And sure enough this year Autumn in Fuenfría has not been breathtaking. Maybe it’s just that … Continue reading

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