Tag Archives: Spring

Maladetas from Barrancs

This Easter, Semana Santa as it’s known locally, i figured it was about time i made a visit to the upper Benasque Valley, with its Maladetas, its moribund glaciers..and its 1000+ meter descents everywhere you look. I’ve been a regular … Continue reading

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End of Spring water festival – the party goes on!

Though the Winter of 2016 came really late – we had no snow until the last two weeks of February – it would be wrong to suppose that this year has been parsimonious in precipitations. Temperatures were abnormally high in … Continue reading

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Spring!

A lone daffodil has just opened on my balcony..in haiku like syntony with the seasons. Spring!

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High Mountain Spring

The snows of Winter roll back..in the Sierra de Guadarrama on South and West facing slopes there is little or nothing left. However, above 2000m looking to the East and North you can still find a good deal of the … Continue reading

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Flower power: potent peonias!

The peonia is probably not what you would call a rare flower..though i have not seen many in the Sierras of the Sistema Central. I recall seeing a couple of them in the oak forests of the Southern slopes of … Continue reading

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Flowers – why are they so wonderful?

There’s more to Nature than mountains..flowers for instance, both wild flowers and those of the domesticated kind. I love them all. And this is the time of year for flowers, the blooming time of year. Many trees have been in … Continue reading

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The Alps I – Switzerland

Until last week i hadn’t been to the Alps for almost four years, either due to injury or other factors..so i set off eagerly with my snowboarder buddy Marcos the weekend before Easter. We travelled by car, Marcos driving stoically … Continue reading

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