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Recently we had rain for the better part of about 10 days.. it rained I would say 85 percent of the time, and it was heavy.  There has been a lot of flooding, but happily none of the houses I care for sustained any damage..yipee.  The same cannot be said for the country side.. fields are flooded, and the gray clouds still roll by, but the sun is definitely shining.  Here are some photos that I took today.  Cheers and Enjoy.

The other morning..ugh

Frontline beach

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Just photos today:

Narrowist street in Salobrena

Narrowist street in Salobrena

Swallows return.

Swallows return.

Just a cool old letter box

Just a cool old letter box

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On a clear day, you can see for miles. And what a beautiful day it is today as well.  After all that dreadful wind, the sea and the skies have returned to normal, leaving behind, smooth seas and crystal blue skies.  There is a view off my front porch that I never tire of, the way the early morning sunlight hits the red roof tops and white wall below me can be really quite stunning.  Notice the Agave’s and the beautiful flowering yuccas we have right outside our door.

A view with room.

A view with room.

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Morning Light

Morning light

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Pollenating Rhythm ya got me on the run.

Pollenating Rhythm ya got me on the run.

A shot of colour in Almuñecar

A shot of colour in Almuñecar

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As promised, another great old photo of Salobreña.  This is a fabulous old B&W photo of Salobreña with La Guardia and the tip of La Caleta just in the frame.  A few things about this photo.

1. Casa Rojo- still standing and in use today for concerts and exhibits

2. The old Pine tree.. this tree is still standing today

3. The old Guardia Civil Barracks

4. The N340 highway

5. The town of La Guardia

6. La Caleta and the sugar factory

7. One of the old Aristocracy houses which is now the second hand shop.

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Enjoy!

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As I say, there wasn’t much to report today from sunny Salobreña, but I did manage to take a couple of photos out and about.. One of which was like catching a glimpse of a bird of paradise drinking from your back garden pool, startling  but yet quite a welcome surprise. It is of course a photo of our bus driver actually,  no wait for it.. SMILING!  Now I am not saying our bus driver isn’t a nice guy, he has a hard job, the streets are narrow, and the tourist and locals alike are always parking where they should not, making his life that much more difficult.  So to see him smile, without having run over a tourist wearing socks and sandals or just having removed a wing mirror inflicting a deep and punishing gouge in a rental car was something rare indeed.  To catch it on film, well was priceless as they say..

If you look closely, you can see just how narrow the street he is driving on really is.  Ladies and Gentlemen, you saw it here first! Look closely into the rear view mirror.

smiling

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This is just a reminder that the Cruces de Mayo will be taking place on the 3rd of May in Salobrena, look for all the brightly decorated Crosses all over  town..Last year was just fantastic, you can get a full list of all the competitors and their locations at the tourist office or at the individual competitor sites.  The larger sites will set up a bar and all sites will accept small donations to help keep the tradition alive, but there is absolutely no pressure to donate.   The sites with bars, will party on into the night, some all night!  Unfortunately I cannot be there this year so to get an idea of what to expect, you can take a look at May 2008 to see some of the photos from last year.  Don’t miss this opportunity to mix with the locals and enjoy one of our annual fiesta days.

Please also note, that May the 1st is a bank holiday, and most of the shops will be closed.  It is May Day after all..

This is one of last years beautiful entries into the Cruces de Mayo Festival Competition.

Humildad Flamenca

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I just love receiving mail from people that read this blog.  Today’s submissions come from Heloise over at Rent Costa Tropical, and they show 3 very different scenes as you will see.  One is taken in Salobrena very near to wear I live actually , and the other two were taken up at the ski resort in the  Sierra Nevada’s.  These photos were taken just last week, so it looks as if ski season is in full swing still.  Enjoy!

Annie and Nonny enjoying the Sierra Nevadas

A lovely view from the restaurant Annie and Non had Lunch

Calle La Granja Buganvilla

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