Sunday, May 17, 2009

Alhambra Roses - Granada


















The Arabs particularly valued scented flowers so the Alhambra gardens are full of roses, jasmine, stock and other highly-perfumed flowers. In mid-May, the roses are a particular delight. And there are thousands of them - along the Tower Walk, behind the parador and at the Generalife. Here are just a few photos - I wish they could convey scent as well as colour.

This bouquet is sent with much affection to family and friends in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - a much harsher climate - who endured a blizzard just a few days ago.

1 comment:

Jen said...

Ohhhh...I love the roses! I love the first picture with the water and the flowers. If I close my eyes I can smell them!