maanantai 23. marraskuuta 2015

More Mallorca for you curious people

Artá, our second home town as from now.

This is so Spain.
Oh, actually this is so Mallorca in November.
No tourists around.

Our kesämökki.

Finnisch für Anfänger:

KESÄMÖKKI = Sommerhäuschen / summer cottage
KESÄ = Sommer / summer
MÖKKI = Häuschen / hut

My hubby is such a talented photographer.
He can see the light.

I am trying to see the light.
Early in the morning.
Can't sleep of all this excitement ...!

Quite poetic views.

Wondering how fast those palm trees will grow?

Wine has to be cut.

This gardening corner needs some reorganization.

Previous owners did not want to use these anymore.

It's not a very rare collection, but very British indeed.

No, the pool is not heated.

So only the locals "swim" there.

Touring towards Cala Torta.

Typical beach view in November.

Seaside vegetation.

Mallorca is popular among hikers.

This is definitely a better idea:
making art instead of throwing everything into the water.

Town Artá seen from ... the road.

Artà lies in the northeast of the island of Majorca, 
around 60 km from the island's capital of Palma. 
The Massís d’Artà, the highest and most compact massif 
in the eastern mountain chain of the Serres de Levant, 
occupies more than half the area of the municipality. 
The municipality is located on the western part of peninsula of Artà 
and is bordered in the west by the Bay of Alcúdia(Badia d’Alcúdia), 
and in the north by the Mediterranean sea 
where its coast lies opposite the neighbouring island of Minorca.

Our cute neighbours.

The blue sofa for the blue hours.

In winter we'll have some almond trees blossoming!
Also next to the house.

Happy campers having favourite dinner ...!

Beach view at Canyamel.

Alles klar dear neighbour.

Hubby with his new hobby!

I took the first steps in my herbal garden corner.
Call it the first cuttings.


Oooops, something going wrong here.
Where's the poison?

Very nice sunset indeed.
Me gusta Mallorca.

Me gustan las Tapas!

My garden last evening,
we got the first snow in Frankfurt.

keskiviikko 18. marraskuuta 2015

Mallorca flora

Welcome to Mallorca!
November weather is awesome, sunny, warm.

Be aware of those weird graffitis in Palma's old town.
There is no need to cut your thong,
you need it for the language
and for the delicious Spanisch food.
I tell you, garlic is not used in all dishes, lucky me.

The island of oranges!

Seen on the road side on our way from Palma to Artà.

And now we come to the boring part:
the garden pics, the flora in Artà.

Yellow ... whaaaat? Makes the lawn look even prettier.

Local acorns, still hanging.

Quercus ilex, the evergreen oak,
holm oak, or holly oak is a large evergreen oak 
native to the Mediterranean region. 
It takes its name from holm, an ancient name for holly.
It is a member of the white oak section of the genus, 
with acorns that mature in a single summer. (Wiki)

Oh, those old almond trees.

Reships bathing in morning dew.

And what do we have here?

A lemon tree!

My very first lemon tree - not in an Ikea flower pot.

Another colorful nameless finding.

In the morning the garden is moist.

Another ... flower ... closeup.

My very first own orange tree, ever.

Someone said these are local chanterelles.
In the shady corner of our garden.

All the walkways are full of acorns.

Strawberyytree ... well, definitely something new!

Arbutus are small trees or shrubs 
with red flaking bark and edible red berries.
Fruit development is delayed for about five months after pollination, 
so that flowers appear while the previous year's fruit are ripening. (Wiki)

Morning sun ...

Testing with two colour option.

Actually the sky was blue, like here behind the olive tree.

These tiny wild orchids grow wild everywhere in Mallorca.

Palm tree next to our entrance door.

Someone has been busy with her net.

Very last almonds still hanging.

Those guys hang everywhere almost without roots.

Yes, we did get a bunch of keys for our new holiday home.
Yes, it is in Mallorca.
And the funny part is, nobody ever locks the doors!

Morning sun.

On both sides we have silent, almost silent, cute neighbours.