Every year in #LaDehesaViva (the vital meadowlands) the colors of spring win over the dull mute shades of winter. The meadowlands dress up in their very best light, right from the treetops of the Holm oaks to the myriad of flowers nestled amongst the grass below. The catkins, the flower of the Holm oaks, light up the branches and start the hint of the acorns to come during the upcoming autumn. This year, since spring has been rather tardy and branded by an abundance of snow and rain, flowering of the Holm oaks has been irregular, which has meant that we have enjoyed observing these trees in a variety of stages at the same time. In the following images you can see the complete flowering cycle, from the tiny buds right through to the browning catskills when they start to dry out.
At ground level we find all manner of flowers, butter cups, dandelions, daisies, common broom, dianthus and wild lavender, tinting the splendid green grass with all the colors of the rainbow.
All this abundance of luxuriousness in #LaDehesaViva (the vital meadowlands) walks hand-in-hand with lots of hard work and many many tasks in preparation for the upcoming campaign, however, all this will be revealed in the next post.