Spring has sprung! Time to cast aside that bulky jacket, pack up the heavy scarves, and plan picnics in the park. Parque Quinta de los Molinos, to be exact.
If early March is the month to go, Saturday proved to be THE time. The up-escalator for metro Suanzes was a mad tangle of strollers and bags of snacks as the people buoyed upward, the promise of spring on everyone’s mind.
We had never been to the park before, and seeing it in full almond-blossom glory seemed like a mirage after the desert of winter. Like so many others around us, we folded our coats under our arms and began snapping pictures.
Look ma, no jacket!
We weren’t the only ones enjoying the park (see background)
Stop and smell the
roses almond blossoms
Later we spread our blanket in a sunny spot and paused for a picnic lunch. Afterward we kicked off our shoes and spent a few hours reading under the March sun. After the confinement of winter, our time in the sun was glorious. Three cheers for the arrival of primavera!