Mallorca in the Springtime: An island in bloom
Living in Mallorca is not like being on a continuous holiday, as much as I might wish it were so. Working full time means reliance on the weekends to enjoy this beautiful land around me. But when my free time comes, and the weather graces us with its welcome presence, the landscapes around me are always a welcome treasure, and no more so than at this time of Spring. For as my recent travels around Mallorca this past Easter weekend have shown, Mallorca in the Springtime is a veritable paradise – an island overflowing with an abundance of flowers and blossom, petals and perfumes. It is quite truly a Springtime Arcadia.
Driving around Mallorca can be deeply distracting. Even the main roads are lined by wild flowers of ever tone and colour – yellow buttercups and red poppies, fields alive with colour and trees abundant in blossom. And these views are all the more precious knowing that they will be short-lived – a few weeks at the most before green again dominates. Yet they are difficult to get to (stopping my car mid-motorway could be precarious in innumerable ways) and consequently I haven’t managed to capture on camera nearly as many views as I would have wished. But the photos I am posting today will hopefully give an idea of this floral wonderland, just as it reaches its annual highpoint.
Amongst these photos are some lovely shots of insects – occasionally captured by accident, other times with painstaking patience. They also include a few shots from inside my home – for what greater joy can there be than bringing the Spring inside too. I hope you enjoy them.
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Great blog! Heading there soon….by bike!
Ooh enjoy it! You will be in good company – the island is full of cyclists basking in the glorious scenery. Thank you for your kind comment!!
LOvely photos. We are heading out for a spring week in Mallorca in a few days time
Thank you! You are going to love it here I’m sure. Enjoy it!!
An island in bloom indeed!
Wonderful shots… from intensity to delicacy.
Why do I bother to write such a long article when you sum up the whole thing so beautifully and succinctly in one phrase! Thanks as ever! 😊
a sight for sore eyes !