Driving up to the finca, I was stunned with the cotton wool ball clouds that suddenly appeared. Must be the time of year.
They suddenly came in from one side, settled over the hills and looked so tangible. Fluffy and brilliant white against the blue sky.
I should have posted these on Cloudsmovingin, but they are on here instead. Along with a few others.
Taking this pic, I thought how wonderfully exotic it is to be on an autovia with signs for Cordoba, Granada and Sevilla. Sounds so much more glamourous than Leeds, Wakefield and Dewsbury.
My remaining chickens were well, although complaining that they wanted some fresh corn and wheat. Which we duly bought.
El, we never did give him a proper name, who is at least five years old, maybe six or even seven? We got him from a local gypsy.
I was trying to take pix of his spurs as the length of them denotes their age. His are long. But on the earlier pic (link above) they are barely visible.
Before El we actually bought a cockerel. His spurs were much longer than those of young El, so he clearly wasn’t young. He didn’t last long either.
But El and Jimena are rather like a fratchety old couple, scratching around the chicken shed together. And when she gets tired of his attention she goes and hides in her den that he can’t get into because he is too big.
Jimena is at least eight, nearer to nine. She still lays eggs.
And for those of you who commiserated with me about my ferns on Everypic here is the successful interloper who seems to be thriving without my loving care.
To round off the summary with a neat ending, ie back to more clouds, pix of the famous Gib Levanter. Well probably not famous to anyone who doesn’t live in Gib.
In summary, the breeze/wind from the east brings with it moisture, hits the eastern face of the Rock, then condenses and forms a cloud above it. So everywhere around Gib can have beautiful sunshine and blue skies, yet in the city, we have a cloud hanging over us. Quite useful in a way as it does avoid having endless sunshine.
Today’s weather is described as mostly cloudy, haze and relative humidity of 88%.