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.