Winter is Over…

When we made the decision to move to Spain (we’re English) I never imagined the winters would be quite this cold. We’re about as far south as you can get—you can see the Mediterranean from the house—but we’re also up a mountain, at around 3000 feet, and the seasonal changes can be quite dramatic. From the arid, brown landscape in the heat of the summer to the snow and freezing cold in the winter.

But once the winter is finally over—right about now—we get the lush green of spring. So here are a few things I love about March in the mountains in Spain:

P5020004Almond blossom…speaks for itself.





Not having to wear a whole load of layers!

Everything is coming to life, orchids are springing up everywhere and soon there will be a carpet of wildflowers.




Perfect horse riding weather. My mare, Gencianna, has three modes—in the winter she’s a mad bitch (my fault I don’t ride enough, I’m a definite fair weather rider!) in the summer she’s a lazy cow (then again so am I) but in between she has moments of near perfection.



And finally…writing—after all I’m a romance writer, and spring is the season for romance! And even better I can sit in the sunshine and write rather than huddled by the fire!

So what do you love (or hate) about March?

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About Nina Croft

Nina Croft grew up in the north of England. After training as an accountant, she spent four years working as a volunteer in Zambia which left her with a love of the sun and a dislike of 9-5 work. She then spent a number of years mixing travel (whenever possible) with work (whenever necessary) but has now settled down to a life of writing and picking almonds on a remote farm in the mountains of southern Spain. Nina writes all types of romance often mixed with elements of the paranormal and science fiction.

One Response to Winter is Over…

  1. Spring is a fav of mine too. It’s started here in central Arizona, At 5000 feet, we have cold night still but the daffodils are up and early blossoming trees are in full flower. Great pics. Thanks for sharing.

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