The blue of the water is different here. It's like it's that little bit brighter and bolder so as to tempt you against the dry land all around.
Scenes like this can only lead my mind to think of the Spaghetti Western films set in this landscape of barren hills and whitewash buildings.
Welcome to colourful Iznájar in Cordoba, Andalucia, Spain
Butterfly on Pink Spanish Daisy Flower
Not many inland towns have a local beach but imagine life without somewhere to cool off round here.
I believe this is a Spanish Swallowtail Butterfly which came to rest in the scorching heat.
Set around the grounds of Castillo de Iznájar
Having left Iznajar behind we headed for the nearby town of Rute to hit up the supermarket and wander the local squares.
Open air stage in the park at Rute
Such tree cover has never been so welcome and essential to keep the beating sun in check.
Decorations back at the Villa. I hear there is a town in Spain which paints itself this blue colour to celebrate the Smurf's. This is not that town, but perhaps this is a small tribute.
Nothing special to see here, just the scene where much of this trip was set in the shade of the trees overlooking endless olive covered hills.
I don't think that is an officlal Spanish saying but it should be. I think this is a Peanut Cactus in bloom (Chamaecereus Silvestrii Cactus)
Looking out over the hills and the isolated white farm houses. Listening to the rattle of the watering machines as the sky went a light shade of pink to end the day.