Lemons and oranges

I have learned that the lemons you see here is a variety called “Verna” that is harvested between February and May. These trees have a second harvest of lemons that is called “Redojo” that are harvested during Summer …

The oranges are of course not just oranges … I do not know, yet, what kind of oranges the ones on the photo above are. I do know that they taste good.

… and cats

or rather kittens. They moved into the finca about a month ago now. Here is one of them. They grow fast.

Walking with my camera

Most days I go out walking for an hour or two … rehabilitation after I fractured my ankle. Mainly walking the streets of my town that is not that big. And I bring my camera, of course.

Thought I had walked most of the streets when I discovered somewhere I had not been before. Love when that happens. The view of the town from that spot is kind of “from the back” and there is just so many details to look at.

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Morning light

One of the main sights in my town is the castle. It was first built by the Phonicians, then expanded by the Romans, almost destroyed by the Visigoths in the 5th century and then rebuilt by the Moors.

The castle opens at 8 o’clock in the morning and at this time of the year the sun rises a little bit after 8 o’clock so going up to there see the sun rising and the daylight taking over is a very nice way to start the day.

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Pilgrimage

Sunday after the 8th of September is the day of the annual pilgrimage to escort the  patron of Álora, la Virgen de las Flores, back to her sanctuary after nine days in the parroquial church of Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación. The virgin is escorted by carts, wagons, tractors, people on horsebacks, and people on foot.

It’s a big day in town … and it’s a big day for photographers of all kinds.

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