Many of you have expressed a wish to see the interior of the house, and so you shall, but first we want to get everything in order. Pictures need to be hung, chairs to be bought and beds to be made. So please be patient, you will not be disappointed 🙂
Alaró is a village with roots that go way back to thee 13th century and there are lots of interesting historical sites. This, for example, is the well and pump shell of Ca Na Fara. It is part of the hydraulic network that ensured the supply of water emanating from the spring of Ses Artigues to the village centre. In use since Muslim times, the spring was documented by Gastò de Bearn (a highly reputed warrior) in 1232 in ”Capbreu” (which I think means a historical letter of sorts). The distribution of water throughout the village is well documented ever since 1595.
Steffie always finds bits of food and other interesting (yuk) stuff to gobble down…..
Well hello 🙂 the agave grows in mysterious places! Certainly very exotic for us Swedes.
Another historical mark in our ancient village: The washing place of Son Rafalet is connected to the water supply network that I told you about earlier. People in the village used to meet her to wash their clothes way back when. I could almost hear the voices of the women in times passed.
In January/February these almond trees will be in full bloom. I promise to document it as it’s supposed to be a fantastic experience. Legend says they were planted by a Moorish king whose Norwegian wife missed the winter snow! I suppose it’s the Mallorquin version of cherry blossom.
Morning Glory (Ipomoea tricolor) blooms very day of the year. I love it!
Santa on a rope is very popular here (this one is now drunkedly lopsided after the storm we had a week ago…), as are The Three Wise Men on a rope. This is about as christmassy as it gets (Oh, and of course the one giant inflatable snowman that I encountered in the village!)
To encounter a beautiful Snapdragon on the last day of the year is a pleasant surprise! Oh I know, I am really nerdy when it comes to plants of all kinds. Bear with me!