On a short trip into the hills just north of the village this morning I saw that, in spite of a cold north wind, spring is definitely in the air for the wild flowers.
The asphodel flowers are just beginning to open:
There are pink cistus and lavender flowers growing out of the rocks, it seems:
and white cistus too (it’s not called rock rose for nothing):
thyme growing between a rock and a hard place, at the side of the road:
and common broom flowering next to Spanish broom which is about to flower:
With the vines beginning to sprout fresh green leaves and the few deciduous trees in the valleys now in leaf, the countryside is beginning to change, to look more spring-like.