You wouldn't know it had rained. Ground is hard and dry again but the spring flowers are pushing their way through and carpeting the hillside. The lavender is out in full force and the orchids will not be far behind. I love the wild orchids, not long now! Walks are accompanied to the sound of birdsong and the buzz of bees - absolutely wonderful. I am truly blessed.

Lavender against a backdrop of prickly pear, and a bee hard at work.

Mix of delicate spring flowers

The small green curls will grow into the hard, brown pod (Algarrobo)

I like the markings of the 'leaf-bug'