Having lived for some informative years in equatorial Africa where there are no seasons, I thrill to the four very different changes in Andalucia. Whilst it is true that spring and autumn are somewhat truncated in recent years, the drama of spring is always a surprise.
Our Moorish courtyard blossoms with bright red camellia followed by yellow jasmine and white jasmine and the balconies are bursting with colour. The air is full of the exotic perfume from the jasmines and the orange trees. Not a single plant needs encouragement to burst forth!