Sunday, 27 October 2013

The colours, fruits and textures of Autumn

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).


Nick Roberts-Alatti said...

You deserve an exhibition Mr Crosskey!

Alan Crosskey said...

Very kind of you Nick but it's all down to the camera, not me. Hope you are well. Cheers.

Mel Lewis said...

Great pictures Alan

Alan Crosskey said...

Thanks Mel. Much appreciated. Cheers

sally said...

wonderful pics of Olvera, so lovely to see everything when I can't be there.Soon will be though! Roll on November 11! Maybe see you somewhere in town! Sally.

Alan Crosskey said...

Hi Sally. Great to hear from you and glad that you're enjoying the pics. As always, if you see us around on our wanders, please say hello and we'll perhaps grab a coffee. Best wishes.