One of the things I love most about living in southern Spain are the mountains. They always make the views spectacular, both morning and evening, as the sunlight falls across the ridges of the nearby foothills, but never more so than when it rains. It´s always a delight to watch the clouds surging up the valley from the Mediterranean Sea between the ridges – almost making it look more like smoke than clouds.
The past few days have been cloudy and raining, so in between the heavy showers, I have tried to pop outside to capture the raindrops on the flowers and trees, as well as the rapidly changing cloud patterns. They are so pretty. Isn´t nature wonderful?
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So beautiful so gorgeous! It’s been ages since I’ve been out east of Malaga. Such gorgeous photos of the raindrops on the flowers. It never occurred to me to go out and take photos of the rain. (Probably more likely to have caught photos of rain on buildings than on flowers though hehe, since I live in downtown Malaga!)
Thanks Serena – yeah, you should head out east of Málaga for a change 🙂
Beautiful images. I love the way the clouds hug the mountain, and the purple passionfruit flower. You have such a talent in being so aware of and capturing the elements and nature of Southern Spain’s mountains. BTW, a copy of The Secret River by Kate Grenville was literally at our feet in the book shop this morning, and thanks to your comment on my Matthias & Eupham post it’s relevance signficant to us 🙂
The way the clouds hug the mountain makes the rainy grey days (not that we get many of them) worthwhile, because of the ever changing scene all around. It´s also fun to try to capture the raindrops on the plants and trees.
OH I´m glad you came across a copy of The Secret River – I really enjoyed reading that book 🙂 Thanks for letting me know, Ella 🙂
Fabulous photos, Marianne. Where exactly are you? My sister-in-law is just south of Granada in the Lecrin Valley and I’ve spent a lot of time hanging out with her there. Are you near Nerja?
I´m a little nearer to Málaga than Nerja. Further west along the coast to Torrox Costa, and then inland a few kilometres.
Great series of shots.
Thanks for saying so 🙂
Absolutely fantastic photos. Just sheer beauty all around.
It´s true – a lovely place to live 🙂 I am truly blessed.
Gorgeous photos, Marianne. You made me think of that song from ‘My Fair Lady’, “The rain in Spain, falls mainly on the plain.” 🙂 Now I’ve got it in my head for the rest of the evening. 😆
I thought of using that as the blog title – but I´m sure I´ve already used it! 🙂 Thanks, as always, for your support, Sylvia 🙂
Wow, Marianne! These shots are stunning. As we approached the Costa del Sol, a storm front was passing through. I saw those clouds seemingly hanging onto the mountainside. So beautiful to see and you’ve captured it perfectly here. Well done!
It´s amazing how the clouds hang close to the mountains – so beautiful 🙂
Beautyfull! I like the pictures from the blossoms special. Greetings from susanne
….and greetings to you too, Susanne 🙂
Would give an arm and a leg to live amidst this! Gorgeous 🙂
It really is lovely living here 🙂
Such beauty in your photos ? What kind of camera do you use please?
I use a compact Canon PowerShot SX220HS
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You are welcome!
Wow! What fabulous results!
I only got the camera in June – but I´m very pleased with the results 🙂
What beautiful photos! The mountain views are gorgeous and the colors are so vivid 🙂
Thank you for saying so, Meg. Even on the greyest of days, there is always something to be grateful for 🙂
Stunning photographs!!! Wow! Aren’t you lucky to live in such a marvelous place… 🙂
Very lucky indeed 🙂
Marianne, the photographs of the mountains are so moody. I love them! And the picture of the rain on the bright green leaf really stands out. What I love most about your blog is the way you capture the beauty of small things.
…and the fluid weather situation changes so rapidly – it´s truly wonderful.
Thanks for your comment, Sally, I try to see beauty in most things if I can, and if I manage to get that across in my blog, then I´m a happy bunny! 🙂
Wow, what beautiful scenery! Also, do you know what those amazing purple flowers are? I think they’re so cool!
They are a variety of passion flower, Jessica. I adore them scrambling up the olive tree outside my kitchen window 🙂
I’m jealous. I must have planted my passion flower in the wrong place as it flowered ever so briefly, never to be seen again. Next year, I’ll try again but in a different spot.
We have one of the common variety as well, but the purple passion flower is stunning!
Beautiful indeed, Marianne! Lovely pictures.
Me too! Mountains are probably the thing I most like about about Spain along with people,food,wine etc….and they are so different depending on what part of Spain you are in
I really miss the mountains (and the sunshine) when I make a trip back to the UK.
You´re right, Paddy, the Spanish countryside is so diverse.
Weren´t we clever to have adopted Spain as our homeland? 🙂
Nature is indeed wonderful, stunning photos!
Much appreciate your comment, Marion 🙂