While rain has been scarce in the south of Spain over the winter season, the flowers are still appearing in profusion.
Taking a stroll along country lanes amid the small farms and country properties is an absolute pleasure.
Explore the ruins of houses on the hilltops - fascinating to see, these houses have very thick walls, perfect for isolating the householder from both the heat of summer and the cold of winter. Current construction companies could take a few tips from these homes!
Your summer home - nice and airy!
In spring, every day seems to bring yet another flower, popping up and blossoming. In shades of bright yellow, purple and mauve they make a beautiful wild garden.
Don't try to pick the gorgeous yellow flowers from these gorse plants, as they have some pretty nasty thorns:
Purple hues and wonderful scents also abound with the wild lavender.
Make sure you take your camera (and plenty of water) when strolling - it is an enchanting experience and one you will want to capture for posterity.