Alentejo in spring

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).

Alentejo

It’s time for a drive.

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About Fletcher DeLancey

Socialist heathen and Mac-using author of the Chronicles of Alsea, who enjoys pondering science, politics, well-honed satire (though sarcastic humor can work, too) and all things geeky.
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4 Responses to Alentejo in spring

  1. Jackie Miller says:

    Take me with you!

  2. xenatuba says:

    We had a more spring like day that I would ordinarily expect in early February. A very squally, unpredictable rain/sun combination that netted about .5 inches of rain and caused me to need sunglasses several times during my shift, and the goretex the rest of the time. I prefer the flowers, although I did see some green shoots in a few yards.

    • oregon expat says:

      Oh yes, Gore-Tex and sunglasses, I remember those days! Reminds me of when I arrived in the Algarve a few years back, put on my Oregon coast sunglasses (made for glare, not actual sun), and could hardly open my eyes upon walking outside. Practically the first thing I had to do here was buy a new pair of very dark sunglasses.

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