We have visited Spain and Catalunya for rock climbing many, many times - in fact we've lost count! We've always visited either in autumn or winter. This year, the rain in France drove us south in springtime and it turns out it was a fantastic time to visit. We had wonderful, sunny days, 3 big, memorable hail storms, cool weather for climbing and we were treated to the best wild flowers we have ever seen.
Both David and I probably said 'Look! Here's a new kind of flower.', about a hundred times in the past few weeks.
Here's the visual story with a handful of the hundreds of photos we did take.
|Spanish alpine flowers, Castello Mayor, Pyrenees|
|This plant eventually gets large and leggy, but it's leaves are so perfectly sculptural when small.|
|Flowers in towns abound, both untamed and rampant and in tended window boxes. You can see the sketch I did of this little nook in Rubio in my previous post.|
|Who doesn't love fluffy pink flowers?|
|Lilies? Sometimes there would be so many of these in one spot it would make walking a bit stressful ;-)|
|More pretty whites.|
And some sketches....
|Alpine flowers near Ager, Catalunya|
|Pretty window boxes in Laspuna, near the Pyrenees, Spain|
|I pushed open this little wooden gate into the cemetry and was treated to rampant, wild, untamed meadow. Perfect!|
|Oh the joy of fields of poppies. Never tire of it!|
Part 3 of this series will be climbing, but due to the relatively small number of photos I think I'll probably just stick to the story of climbing in Riglos.
Check back soon.