It rained last night!
|Lluvia de oro (raining gold)|
At the moment the trees in flower are the tabachines and the lluvias de oro (gold rain, would be the literal translation) and they are stunning. Here are a few photos of them, that I took last night. I couldn't resist the temptation as I walked past them in the evening light. They are so beautiful and don't last very long, as they oncoming rains bring wind and the blossom gets blown away quickly.
When it rains here the wind suddenly gets up and thunder and lightening light up the sky, it's a really violent event. I have to go round shutting windows and calm the dogs who hate the claps of thunder as much as I do. The lightening was extraordinary last night, huge stabs of light cracking the sky with great ripping sounds, it's a wild moment. And once the wind has done it's best, littering the garden with rubbish that the trees dump, especially the huge palm tree leaves that come crashing down, the rain starts, the temperature comes down and hallelujah, we have life to celebrate.
nokero.com is the website. Here are the bulbs you can buy, brilliant for camping or in the garden at any time. They are used mostly though for people in developing countries who do not have access to electricity. They are a godsend, free to charge from the sun, safe to use and no emissions. The name comes from No Kerosene, they ideally replace kerosene lamps which are used widely in African countries, for example. Pure genius.
|Lluvia de oro|
|Lluvia de oro, varying shades of yellow|