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Sunrise & Birds in Spain – 6 Photos


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Sunrise this morning in Spain

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For some days we have seen big clouds of birds at our morning walk. It is Starlings and they fly in huge groups

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As you see, they land at the cables and sit there to study, where now to fly

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They fly down at the Artichoke fields in groups, stay there for short time and then up again

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I tried my best to zoon to see them better and you can see all the colors as they also have

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I hope that you enjoyed our little walk

I do have a cold and bronchitis at the moment and will not be much online, before I feel better again. It is a very bad time now in the middle of my move, but I hope the best.

Irene

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Winter walk in Spain – 6 Photos


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It is also Winter in Spain now even we don’t have the same cold weather as usual here this time at the year. The Mediterranean Sea have been very quiet for a long time. Here you can see a little life with waves

You can enlarge the photos by clicking at them

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Odin and I at one of our walks. There are planted salads and artichokes and we walk at the soil roads between the vegetables

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Many are walking with dogs in the area and Odin is always happy to catch the new smellings

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You can see the mountains in the background, they are far away from here and my mobile camera has problems to catch them good even we I zoom

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Sunrise

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Few minutes later the sun gives more light

I hope that you enjoyed our walk in Spain

Irene

Artichokes in Spain – 6 Photos


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Short time ago I showed you photos from the fields with Artichokes. Then there were no flowers to see and now they are almost ready for start harvesting again. The areas with Artichokes are very big and I did photograph from different places at our morning walk

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Many people don’t know, how to prepare Artichokes, so they will be very delicious to enjoy. I bring one of my recipes, as use to be a nice way to enjoy them

If you can afford to buy many, while they are fair in price, I will recommend you to serve them alone as a first dish. Otherwise use them together with your other food

Bring a big pot to boil with water and 1 spoon of salt

When the water is boiling, put the washed Artichokes in the water, cover the pot and let it boil around 20 minutes. If your Artichokes are very big, boil for 30 minutes.

While the Artichokes are boiling, you prepare butter in slices for each to use beside the artichokes. If you like, you can create butter with green spices.

Let the Artichokes drip of in a colander and place them in a big plate.

I enjoy the Artichokes by taking one leaf a time, place a little butter at this and suck out, what is inside the leaf together with the butter. The bottom of the Artichokes is a delicatesse, enjoy this with butter too.

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Irene

Late walk in Spain yesterday – 20 Photos


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Odin was kind to sit model for me, while I wished to show you, how big the Orange Trees are here

Remember that you can enlarge the photos by clicking at them

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There are several plantages with Orange Trees in this area, where we walk in Spain. The once without fence, as we see here, are the sour Oranges, which are used for sour juice. I tried to taste one last year and I will not repeat that test this year…

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In left side they have a growing kindergarten and in right side the older Orange Trees

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Sometimes we meet a old shephard here walking with his many sheeps and dogs to help him. We haven’t met him for a while, but he is walking all day with the sheeps, so one day we will meet him again

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This area is very well kept and there are many orange at the trees.

You can see the fence around in beton here. It was here I met the big snake in the Spring, as I think was a python. It was around 3 meters – 9,84 Ft and thick like an arm. I’m grateful for not having met this one again. With the many rabbits as we have here, it can survive without problems. Why do some people let out such an animal in our nature, where they don’t live natural? I don’t understand that.

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Odin was testing the oranges, as were at the soil, but he doesn’t like orange

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This Olive tree is not kept, stand in a wild area, where no one take care. It is really huge and this year filled with olives

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Here you see a big field with Artichokes. They are growing very well and will soon give fruit again

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Odin is looking at some Lemon Trees in lines here, very well kept area

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Just beside the Artichokes there are a wild and not kept area, where there are both Orange and Clementine Trees and both are very delicious, I took fruit down there in last harvest time. The fruits are not so big, because no one take care, but they are very tasteful

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Sunset while we were on our way home

I hope you enjoyed our walk

Irene

Sunrise & Morning walk in Spain – 5 Photos


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The sunrise when Odin and I went out this morning

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Odin has a break from playing with balls

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A little later

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Odin walks beside an Artichoke field. The Artichokes are on the way again and soon we will see the fruits

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Sunrise seen from our place at the beach by the Mediterranean Sea

Wish all of you a wonderful weekend and hope that you enjoyed our morning walk

Irene

Flowers at our walk in Spain – 7 Photos


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Odin had a break at our walk and even we walk late at the day, it is still very hot here in Spain, so many breaks in our walks. We have had two heatwaves until now and they just told us about the next coming.

Today I will show you some different flowers

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Here you see the flowers at the artichokes, they are beautiful purple

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Yucca Palm Tree

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One of the cactus has very beautiful flowers now

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This palm tree I don’t know, but if you know the name please tell me, thank you.

I hope that you enjoyed our walk in Spain

Irene

Artichokes in Spain


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I was inspired to create this post from a new friend in here, Melissa from The Aran Artisan, who wrote a post about Artichokes and how they enjoy this delicious vegetable. She has a wonderful blog, as you should visit. As she writes: Making a living by creating every aspect and ingredient of daily life

In the area where I have been living since September last year, we have a large field with artichokes, as I did photograph yesterday to show you today. The field are more than large and they have been cutting the flowers since I arrived and they continue to cut 1-2 times per week. I have never before seen artichokes in so large a field.

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I hope that you enjoyed to see the field too

Irene

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