I think the castor-oil-plant, Ricinus communis, invariably looks nice and it can be found all along the riverbank in Nerja. And elsewhere, of course. It looks particularly good with the sun shining on it, but not much of that about at the moment.
The greens and browns as the dry season prepares to give way to the wet season, or as it has been re-branded for tourism purposes, the ‘Green Season’.
The rio Chillar in Nerja is barely a trickle at the moment as our ‘dry season’ begins. Plenty of noise coming from the trees, undergrowth and bushes, but very few coming out to play this morning.
It was most definitely a pleasant change going for a wander after the torrential rain of the past couple of days, so a bit of flora along with the odd raindrop here and there.
Nice to see the warblers slowly returning. This one kept popping out to hover next to a bush to grab a bite to eat, its little wings flapping at a rate of knots.
I decided to go for a relatively early wander this morning, before the sun got too hot, and for a while it seemed that the birds must be having a a lie-in. Fortunately, though, they thought better of it and came out to play.
Temperatures are still in the thirties, the ditch is still as dry as a bone but there are still a few critters around, including one lone Pied Wagtail today.
Scores of Serins, bevies of Blackbirds, Plovers aplenty, oodles of colour, the odd bug and this youngster scratching his head. Along with the snake and the Goldfinches, a wonderful windy but sunny wander.
A large hopper shot past and landed in the undergrowth. Blended in well with its surroundings but I managed to spot it and get a long range shot.