Almond processing in El Maestrat

There is nothing as beautiful as almond and cherry blossoms in full bloom © 2014 stephanie de leng. All rights reserved.

Its that time of year again when the mountains become festooned with striking swathes of pink almond blossoms in various hues. The darker more vibrant pinks are of the marcona variety, the most prized of almonds locally, but also the … Continue reading

Almond blossoms in spring

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Now that the cold spell seems truly over, I remember why I love this time of the year so much. The light is clear and crisp, with that “born again” quality that makes images sharp and colours fresh and vibrant … Continue reading

Poppies and wildflowers in May

Poppies and wildflowers of El Maestrat, Spain © 2011 stephanie de leng. All rights reserved.

Ever since my father sent me a postcard from Paris of Claude Monet’s Poppies at Argenteuil I have been in love with poppies. Nothing in the world looks as romantic to me and I think that it is the red … Continue reading