A friend of ours spent last weekend at her family home in the eastern Alentejo. When I asked her how it was, she lit up like a torch and said, “It was beautiful! The fields are all covered with white flowers; it looks like snow!” Snow with a sprinkling of butter — there are yellow flowers, too. I know just what she’s talking about, because I have seen this, and it is truly one of the more glorious sights on this earth.
So I looked around on Flickr, and found exactly that scene. Here is spring in the Alentejo (courtesy of photographer Filipe Oliveira).
It’s time for a drive.