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Life in Culebrón is a disconnected series of pieces about the banal and ordinary of everyday life in an inland Alicante village seen from my very British perspective.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Summer's a comin'

The weather here in Culebrón has been a bit disappointing the last couple of weeks. It's been warm enough but the days have not been sunny and blue as often as we might have wished. It was definitely better last year. Nonetheless, the last couple have days have been all we could hope for.

I drained our "pool" on Sunday and cleaned out the debris left behind and today I slapped on a coat of nice new pool paint. The pool is really a "balsa", an irrigation tank designed to collect rain water to use on the plants during the summer but with a bit of imagination it's a small pool. Getting it ready is definitely a sign of the summer to come.

The plants are all doing well; round about we have lots of wild flowers colouring the roadside verges all shades of purple, yellow, red and white. I particularly like the poppies. In the garden our trees, figs, cherry, apricot, almond, peach, apple and nispero are all showing signs of the crops to come and the mulberry is causing us grief by dropping slippery, slidy seed pods all over the drive.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Looks nice! Awesome content. Good job guys.