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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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Swifts

We’ve had some great cold Spring days these last months, but now as we move into the longest days of the year it seems that Summer has finally arrived. Apart from the obvious rise in temperatures over the last week, … Continue reading

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Cold Spring days, yes..but sheep have to be sheared!

After yet another great (and wintry) day of ski last Friday, on Saturday i headed to the North of Madrid with my son and some friends to witness the annual sheep shearing festival of Puebla de la Sierra. I already … Continue reading

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Paradise lost? (Mais où sont les neiges d’antan? II)

Last Summer we heard about “the end of paradise”..in reference to forest fires transforming luxuriant green areas into charred blackened wastelands in the western Sierra. This is a threat which hangs over Guadarrama in general and which intensifies with climate … Continue reading

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Still beating down

Beating down still, the sun has no regard for Autumn’s winds. When Matsuo Basho wrote these lines in the seventeenth century he probably wasn’t expressing concern about climate change.  My guess is that they had just had a long hot … Continue reading

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