The writer was recently stuck in the middle of nowhere, looking after her son's house and dogs while he visited Barcelona for a few days.
With a very slow Internet connection, and not much else happening, photography and videography called.
She even got up at dawn, which is a rare experience (even when dawn is at 8:00 am!). The colors in the sky were quite beautiful to view:
Fortunately, the immediate area around the house was not affected by the recent devastating fires
, and with some recent rain, everything is looking green and lush.
In October, the weather in southern Spain is still warm and mostly sunny, and farmers tend to get out in the fields, ploughing and preparing the soil for the next crop.
With local farms being relatively small, this farmer uses a small machine to do the work himself. Actually it took him pretty much the whole day to plough around 6 acres of land. Regrettably he did not even have a siesta (the writer would have liked one herself without the noise!).
The olive trees are now ready for harvesting, as can be seen from these images taken in the warm, golden evening light.
That same gorgeous light made for some interesting images while strolling around the garden:
All in all, autumn is a great time to visit the south of Spain
. The raging heat of summer has cooled, and temperatures are comfortable - warm in the sun, a little cool in the evenings. The heavy rains have not yet really set in and a good time
can be had by all.