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Dark time of the year?

After a week of Autumnal weather with abundant precipitation, the sun reigns once more in Spanish skies. Just when the long Summer of 2016 seemed to have definitively finished.. it’s back! 24ºC in Cercedilla today and i had to deploy … Continue reading

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Spring!

Amazing! We had almost a full day of good weather! Temperatures are finally on the rise. Yesterday i saw the first butterfly of the year (last year there were butterflies everywhere in January). And we have our first daffodil on … Continue reading

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The butterfly season

fallen flower I see return to its branch ah! ..butterfly This is Arakida Moritake’s famous take on butterflies from 16th century Japan..flying flowers, fallen blossoms that return to the bough. As I have said before in these pages, butterflies and … Continue reading

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The fierce Spring upon us

Yes, Spring is definitely upon us now, and fiercely it comes. Longer days, warm temperatures, new life.. but when the seasons’ normal evolution is disrupted – the non-Winter we have just experienced – new life is not always necessarily a … Continue reading

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Cool Summer!

On this the first day of Autumn, I look back at the Summer of 2011 and can’t help thinking: what a cool Summer! The fact is it was pretty cool, literally. I don’t normally love the Summers in Spain too … Continue reading

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