The sun is shining, the sky is blue, the temperature freezing cold, though. Still the birds sing and the air smells a bit like spring.
While it may somewhat feel (if you ignore the icy mornings) and sound a little bit like spring, I reckon winter still has us in its grip. It is January after all.
Having said that, the title and the featured image of this story is flowery. What? In winter? Yes, you will see colours, flowers, and green landscape pictures today. For arid regions amazingly come into bloom whenever there is enough rain no matter what time of the year.
Lanzarote is such an arid and barren – in terms of its colour palette – region, a volcanic island in the Atlantic ocean. You see fifty shades of brown on the slopes of the many volcanoes, blackened lava streams, clusters of white buildings, and of course the blue of the ocean when your plane nears the island and descends into Arrecife airport.
After some heavy and regular rainfalls, however, the island completely transforms and astonishes with green volcanoes and flower meadows you would never guess are possible when you know Lanzarote from the rather dry times. See the difference:
Even my favourite beach background changed.
“Change is the only constant in life.” Heraclitus