Springtime in Seville

Springtime in Seville

You want to go to Spain, perhaps visit several cities, and you’re wondering which cities and what time of year. Make Seville – the heart of Andalusia in southern Spain – one of the cities. And go in late March or early April. Springtime in Seville is a delight.

Southern Spain can get quite hot in the summer, with many days topping 100 degrees. In March, though, it is as pleasant as you could wish for – warm enough to be comfortable in short sleeves during the day and sometimes cool enough for a light jacket at night. But the real reason to choose that time of year for your visit is the smell.

Orange Blossoms

Orange tree and cathedral towerWhile you’re strolling the cobblestone streets during springtime in Seville, the scent of orange blossoms is everywhere, sometimes so strong that it’s almost intoxicating.

Thousands of orange trees line the streets of Seville and in the early spring, they’re all in bloom. The oranges, themselves, are not edible.  The Moors brought Seville Oranges to Spain  a thousand years ago and, unlike more modern varieties, the fruit is bitter. It makes wonderful marmalade, though, and most of it is harvested and shipped to Britain for that purpose.

 Springtime in Seville – Festivals

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Springtime in Fort Worth – Today’s Laigniappe

It’s springtime in Fort Worth! The weather has been pretty great the last few days – chilly mornings warming to mild afternoons and evenings, perfect for al fresco dining. I know it won’t last; I know that before long the Texas heat will bear down with a vengeance. But for now, it’s really nice.

I was driving the other day and spotted this house in a west side subdivision:

Springtime Fort Worth

 

From the dogwood on the near right to the new growth on the Japanese maple on the far right to the azaleas in the front bed to the new leaves on the live oaks pushing out the old, the scene just seemed to be celebrating spring.

I hope Mother Nature is being kind to you, wherever you are. Thanks for reading and coming along on the adventures With the Barretts!