Autumn in Spain
So it’s no secret that autumn is my absolute favourite season! Especially autumn in Spain. you get warm days, cool nights and all the natural wonders that the autumn season brings. The crazy summer tourist season draws to a close and life returns to that all important slower pace. Here are my 5 favorite things about autumn in spain!
With the cooler evening stews and curries creeping back onto the menu – ox tail in beer and rabbit in cider are two of my favourite – and then the ragùs and lasagne, crumpets and cakes! Ok these aren’t all Spanish but gosh they’re good!
It’s the season of the harvest. The gardens and fields of Andalucia spring back to life as produce so fresh and local fills the fruteria. Grapes, chestnuts, pomegranates, quince and figs, apples & pears, mushrooms pumpkins & squashes, oranges, lemons and so much more!
Mother Nature puts on a grand show during autumn in Spain. The earth turns deep shades of gold after a little rain, the olives begin to turn shiny black and a little greenery begins to creep back onto the hillsides. Then there is the light: the sunrises and sunsets are breathtaking. They turn everything they touch red, orange and gold. Even in the city centres the colours of autumn can be found in tree lined streets and plentiful parks.
For me the beach is a no go zone during July and August. I love the beach and the sea because I love the open space, the peace, the mesmerizing tranquillity of the waves and the sand between your toes. Not 2000+ families crammed so tightly the sand is barely visible! But by mid September the crowds disperse as work and school get underway and the beaches once again become serene and beautiful.
Last but not least is the weather! I love summer, but there are days when it’s just too hot to get outside. Autumn brings fresh air and average daily temperatures between 20 and 25 °C. Perfect for getting out into the country and back to work in the olive groves, not to mention back into my wellies!