After a year without much rain, I looked out the kitchen window at 7 am to see a beautiful full moon rising in the dawn sky besides Penyagolosa. At that moment it began to snow and by mid morning it was quite a flurry.
For one whole day I could not get out of my finca and when I finally made it down to Bar Almendros the TV beamed out images of chaos caused by this novel development. Then, as quickly as it came, it receded, leaving parents and kids to toss lone snowballs gleaned from the last vestiges of snow on the tops of cars.
The snow might be a surprise here, but in truth it is just a sprinkling . The lovely thing is that after a few days, its gradual seeping into the ground has given the parched vegetation roots a continual slow soak and turned the landscape from a dreary depressing grey to verdant green. The change is so dramatic I am amazed.
“View from the back of the house two days ago”