Spanish Holiday

 

We have just come home from a very restful and pleasant holiday in Spain we stayed at the Finca el Cerrillo in the Sierra Almijara region in the mountains about an hour from Malaga. Spain June 2008 146

This was a painting holiday and although I am not a painter I did have a little dabble and have been inspired and will try and do a little more.   Whilst Peter was in the studio or around the Finca painting I went walking in the mountains with the other non-paintersSpain June 2008 085

On our walks we saw many wild flowers that I had never seen before such as this, known in Australia as Patterson Curse but what do we call it ? I am sure it must grow in the UK but I understand it is poisonous to cattle, though very pretty.

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Every bit of land available is farmed even if it is on a vertical hillside, and very often the old traditional methods are the best, here is a local farmer tilling the ground in between the olive trees with his trusted donkey.

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Fruit and vegetable are growing everywhere these avocados growing over the path were not ripe enough or I doubt they would stay there long, but what is this beautiful flower?Spain June 2008 059

Can you guess what fruit we get from it? this is today’s competition no prizes it is just for fun!  I will give you the answer in a week if nobody guesses it, there is a clue look at he edge of the outer petal it is replicated on the fruit.

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here is our happy band of walkers, it is such beautiful countryside and there were so many wild flowers.

Mean while back at the Finca the artists were finding plenty to pain here is the Moorish courtyard

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which had just been hosed down in the cool of the evening by the local handyman..

We also visited the caves at Nerja , now these are quite spectacular, they go on for miles  with wooden walkways so you can safely walk around and see all the beautiful rock formations

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We also visited the town and the place to eat is the Balcon de Europe, with it’s wonderful views up and down the coast, this is a place designed for tourists and as you can see two young entrepreneurs taking a nap between clients

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Well I hope you have enjoyed your little tour around my holiday destination, and you will take another trip with me again soon

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Suki x

  

 

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Just loving life, carrying my camera and searching for beauty!
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13 Responses to Spanish Holiday

  1. Horst says:

    Grand photos, and what a beautifull place. Sorry I am not up to the names of the fruit that of which you photographed the flower. Good to see that you had a good time. 
     
    Horst

  2. Kuskulana says:

    That looks lovely and very warm.
    Now that you are home you can get back to retirement LOL
    I cheated and looked at the flower on Flickr, so I won’t spoil it.
    I am looking forward to your next adventure Suki.
    Hugs from Alaska

  3. Kenneth says:

    Hi Suki.
                     Pleased you are home safe and browned.
      Looks and sounds like you had a wonderful time of it, your photo’s are a delight to look at. Varied and much colour.
    Mmmmmm….. I done the same as Steve and looked on flickr   hehehe, some brilliant pics you have there. Shall be going back again after i leave here. May even leave a comment or three.
    Rght then Suki, get yourself down to the Lotty and start weeding.
    Best wishes. Kenny.
    p/s. have had my pony tail chopped off.

  4. Dusty says:

    Once again, thank you for some beautiful photos – loved the flowers.
    Yours is a lovely space to visit.
    love
    Dusty
    x
     

  5. Embrace says:

    Hi Suki . What a wonderful Holiday you had. Your images are stunning and full of Peace.
    The Farmer is very poor Imagine as they are in some of the countries over there and some very very rich. They come to Canada and by land like crazy for Millions. Anyways Glad your home safe . Your flower mybe a Pomagainte. I know I havent spelled this right but just pretend I did . 🙂
    I hope I win haha.
    The wild Flower is Brillinat. Love your Photography here.
    Have a Wonderful Week.
    Love Lisa xo

  6. Embrace says:

    The top image is Outstanding. The light is Perfect and the Place is Stunning,

  7. Suki x says:

    Thank you Lisa!  You are absolutely right it is a pomegranate fruit!
     
    Love Susan

  8. Kenneth says:

    Hi Suki have just been looking at you pics  on  flickr again,  I am very impressed. well done. 
    and well done Lisa getting the question correct.  Mmmmmm…. 

  9. Suki x says:

    Hi Kenny LOL!!
     
    Suki x

  10. Michiko's says:

    It was lovely to see you again with such a beautiful all the pictures that I really enjoyed very much.
    The flowers: I don’t mine to having my garden though I don’t have cattle not worry…
    The pomegranate fruit leaves are very simlar to the passionfruit ones…maybe same family?.
    Thank you for vists.
    Enjoy your day,
    Michiko
     

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