Spring arrives with the almond blossoms, white or pink - with a strong sweet scent
and soft beauty. Nights may be cold and days are quite often sunny and mild. Later
in spring some rain fall may occur and the fields will turn into fields of red, yellow,
blue and pink wild flowers.
Summer most often arrives by late May and is warm and dry. Also because of the altitude
you will find the temperature “muy agradable” - very pleasant, this is due to the
low moisture in the air. In summer you will find the grasses turning golden, the
contrast between the (almost) ever blue skies and the golden fields is beautiful,
and the sense of space comes to full expression. The evenings and nights are warm
allowing you to stay outside until the early hours. Although warm, the nights are
never heavy and never feel clammy like they do in coastal regions. By the end of
summer the almonds are ready to be picked. Sometimes with big “tree shakers” sometimes
by hand, the almonds are harvested. If you would like to experience the almond picking,
to spend 1 or more days in the field, helping picking - inquire at your place of
stay for possibilities.
Autumn does not come until late October as the temperature slowly drops, the days
being nice and warm and the nights turning cooler. The vine leaves turning beautiful
autumn colours - yellow, brown and red. An occasional rainfall may bring to life
the rich fragrances of the plants and herbs that have lain dormant all through the
summer. The fall rains in general never last longer then 4 days on end - always clearing
quickly for another streak of blue skies and nice weather.
Winter - although on the calender it starts on the 21st of December, it really does
not set in until after Christmas. At midday the temperture may still be around 18C
or even higher but it drops early in the afternoon and may fall below zero at nighttime.
Snow may fall making for beautiful landscapes, unexpected so far south. Depending
on the weather the olives are picked in January - if you would like to experience
olive picking please inquire at your place of stay for possibilities.
And then after a short winter, spring sets in again by february.