Autumn in Andalucia – Cherry Orchards
Autumn in Andalucia is every bit as beautiful as the spring but in its own way. The one thing I miss about the UK is the changing colours of the trees in Autumn.
In Andalucia, you have acre upon acre of olive trees. Olive trees change colour very little if at all. The olive tree in flower is a pale mustard colour. The leaves do not change colour nor do they drop.
Cherry trees are a welcome break from the evergreen olive trees and, seeing a cherry orchard in the autumn sunlight is a beautiful sight.
Other Changes in Autumn
Other changes in autumn will include the landscape itself. After the long summer in which the animals have grazed and dropped their dung everywhere, the plowmen go in. Once plowed, the soil is then broken down further into fine soil, ready for planting.
In a matter of weeks, the countryside has gone from golden, to brown, to light green as the first shoots of new plants burst into life.
Asparagus turns yellow before being cut down ready for the next season. Asparagus planting is hard work and needs a lot of man hours to maintain. If you ever think your asparagus is expensive, just watch the farmers working on it. You will soon change your mind.
Autumn in Andalucia is a great time for walking and other outdoor pursuits, such as mountain biking, motor cross, bird watching and more.
There are plenty of places to visit in Andalucia and you could have breakfast on the ski slopes and dinner on the beach. Antequera, Ronda, Granada, Seville, Cordoba, Nerja and the Costa del Sol, to name a few locations, are all close to Cortijo La Nava and easy to get to by car.
Malaga city, Marbella, Puerto Banus and many other places are also within easy reach of La Nava. So, there is plenty to see and do.