I came out to the Alpujarra to live in 2005. I love nature, my dogs and my life here in the foothills of Spain's Sierra Nevada. I'm also a bit of an orchid fanatic!
Walks with a Siberian Husky and Leonberger puppy are never boring!
We had a delayed dog walk this morning due to a storm, which sadly never arrived. Rita was convinced it was going to come and she refused to go on the walk.
We walked up the Lanjaron Valley to the far end and came back via the spectacular Verea Corta. It was a surprisingly hot couple of days. We had some great close up encounters with wildlife including Golden Eagle, Griffon Vultures, Ibex and lots of butterflies.
This afternoon we have smashed yesterday's all time high record, which now stands at 43.8C (110.8F). Please don't let tomorrow, day 6 of the heatwave, be like today
So it seems yesterday was the warm up for today. We've just broken our all time high we've ever recorded at the house 🥵 It was 41.6C that was recorded in July 2017.
Day three of the heatwave. I'm late with today's picture because we took the dogs for a swim, so the picture was taken at 11.50am 32.7C In keeping with the 11am theme the temperature at 11am was 34.2C (93.5F) Our area is on orange alert today
Day two of the heatwave. Errrm it's 24C with 78% humidity at 11am.
Day one of the heatwave. I thought, out of curiosity, I'd try to take a picture around the same time each day.
Not sure any of our animals are normal
Keeping cool walking in the river
Mission today was to locate the 5th Gentian that can be seen in the Sierra Nevada (there are 6 apparently).
She's not all there
Fluffed up badly on the dog walk today
I love to see the interaction between the dogs and cats
The clouds enveloped us on and off. A big boom of thunder decided where we would spend the night.
Someone is happy about the cooler temperature this morning
Iberian Marbled White (Melanargia lachesis)
Just some random pictures
Bumped into this beautiful Ladder snake having a snooze, warming up, or whatever he was doing, on the dog walk yesterday morning.
We took the national park bus up into the Sierra Nevada. Then we dropped down into the impressive Corral de Veleta and started our ascent up Cerro de los Machos.
This time we did an overnight camp to enable us to do this round trip. It was a short walk on the first day to our overnight camp spot at Lavaderos de la Reina.
Get cats you won't have a mouse problem!!
The annual bathing of the dogs happened today, Rita is super white again 😎 Arko is dirtier than before
Another grand day out in the mountains this time we went up Cerro de Caballo (3009m).