American in Spain

Spring Rears Its Fragrant Head

March 15, 2010
Bring on the Spring, baby!

This morning the clouds parted, the sun came out, and it was actually rather pleasant out. Not as nice as the t-shirt weather we had before the snowfall last week, but very agreeable despite the chill wind. I had taken my camera with me – something I rarely do anymore – so I was particularly attuned to the appearance of flowers around town. Spring brings so much hope for good times ahead. Below are a few photos I took along with a dash of random content thrown in for good measure. Wispy Hair

I took this a couple weeks ago when I noticed how nice Nora's hair looked silhouetted against the bright overcast sky. My eye could pick up a blond glow that the camera could not.

Bring on the Spring, baby!

This turned out better than I expected considering how small the flower was and how I took less than a second to prepare and snap the shot.


This bench is pretty awesome. In my opinion, we don't spend nearly enough time these days lying around half-naked drinking wine poured by a servant. I'm gonna start a club.

Butane Sweater

My mother-in-law calls this my "butane sweater" because it's the same exact color as the ubiquitous butane tanks that are still delivered to houses in Spain without a gas line.


The trees are blossoming! Bring on the Spring!

Zebra Girl

Zebra Girl. If you do a Google Images search for Eeyore, you'll find that he's often depicted in this position.

Flower Boat

I like to think of these flowers as navigating to some faraway destination.