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Sizzling Summer

Summer has arrived. And how? Sweating, sweltering, sizzling,.. superhot. Here in the center of Spain we’ve been suffering a two-week heatwave that started on the 10th of June and is set to continue several days yet. It’s been the hottest … Continue reading

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What’s so great about getting back to Nature?

At the recent Paris conference (some would say “historic Paris conference”..we shall see) a slogan was born..and may indeed live to mark history. We are not fighting for Nature, we are Nature defending itself. This catchy phrase begs a couple … Continue reading

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Flying our kite!

So what’s my six-year-old son doing..standing in the middle of this high open meadow known as Collado de los Amigos or Raso Hornilla? ..on a sunny windy Winter’s day in the shadow of Siete Picos (known in the past as … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays..hoping for snow!

Hope is the word..we’re hoping for snow, maybe in January as has been the case so often in recent years – the image above shows a scene from last January. This year, despite looking like being a “super-Niño year” in … Continue reading

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Hoping for a cool Autumn, and looking back at Spring..

The rain comes gently tripping down..sweet and soft, on to the augusted, thirsty and exhausted earth. After a very hot Summer, September is cooling down nicely..to the relief of many who know that Central Spain’s Summers often protract into the … Continue reading

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Extreme weather event

I’ve been talking (complaining) about the rain quite a bit over the last couple of months but yesterday, the first of March 2014, threatened to leave me speechless (not to mention snowless). It began to rain early in the morning … Continue reading

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Autumn..maybe? (Another bad year for blackberries)

Two weeks into Autumn according to the calendar..and while i can’t say it doesn’t feel like Fall, it’s hardly normal. Last week i thought it was really happening when, after several days of grey skies and light showers, we had … Continue reading

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