It's unusual for me to head out on a trip with a theme in mind; usually it's just "come on, let's go and see what's there". But today I was on a mission to try and capture the colours on a lovely, warm autumn day in Andalucia.
I headed to the nearby pretty pueblo of Torre Alháquime, pictured here in the foreground with Olvera in the distance.
Just south of the the village, the road forks right onto a track that leads to the recreation area of "Las Vegas de Arriba" where I parked and went for a stroll.
A little imagination can reveal all sorts of images.
I wonder if these guys are still together.
Within the park area is a small chapel.
Bee's were busy gathering the nectar from the flowers of the palm trees.
Pomegranates, slightly past their best but a bounty for the birds and insects.
The River Guadalporcún gently winds its way along the edge of the park.
In a month or so, perhaps a little longer, this bridge will be submerged and the river may be in flood, which this area is prone to, although a lot of work has been done on flood defences locally.
A bumper year of berries and acorns for the birds and other wild animals.
Heading back along the track, a slight diversion along the main road to snap a few pictures of Torre with Olvera beyond.
A close up shows a group of vultures rising on the thermals (invisible to the eye when I took the picture).