I just came back from a 4 days break in Spain. I went there to visit my family, in a special way my mum.
I see her twice per year, usually in Easter first and in summer then.
This time I went there even the week after Easter since before it was impossible for me.
For this reason, I was there in the very late April.
Maybe the last time I visited my home-country in this period, was more than 20 year ago, before having got married. So I didn't remember how it was beautiful in Spring.
The first surprise was the green explosion I found when I arrived in this sort of Spanish "Shangri-la".
Two years ago, a very terrible forest fire hit this "Paradise" and till this Spring I saw there desert and burnt landscapes.
Now for the first time in two years I have seen green hills again.
The second surprise was the many kind of flowers, with many kind of colours.
They were specially purple and yellow: two among my favourite colours.
I found many of them planted in gardens but also many of them around the fields growing wildly
Then, the trees... the ones which were saved.
It seems that a "dry" storm was the cause of that tragedy . One thousand hectares of forest were burnt. However this place in my heart, located into a round valley, didn't suffered any damage but the land around this natural circle was completely destroyed.
In any case, in this last week of April, it was splendid and rigorous of life.