Category Archives: Silent Sunday
Seen today during the three-hour trip from Almería to Córdoba:
Is it only me, or do any of you find you get inspiration as someone else is driving you, while you’re taking photos, jotting ideas, writing some flash fiction, checking blog posts and twitter messages etc.
The journey always seems so short!
It was sad to leave my best friend, Anna and Viven, behind in Almería, but such is life.
At least she had a lovely birthday party, paella and cake included in the menu!
Here’s the proof:
Sometimes life deals us sour lemons, and others we’re lucky enough to get sweet oranges, so let’s enjoy those wonderful moments and allow ourselves to recharge our batteries and embrace happiness. Perhaps next weeks’ lemons will be sweet, too!
I hope you’re having a wonderful Sunday.
Thank you for being there 🙂
My camera picked up these beautiful early spring flowers yesterday, just for you…
Fontibre is a small neighbourhood, 3 kilometers from the town of Reinosa, in the province of Cantabria in the north of Spain. My mother lives a few kilometers away, and although its far away from where I live, I visit regularly.
I was there recently and took these photos.
It is famous because the source of the river Ebro, the second longest river in the Iberian Peninsula, has its source, right here, in Fontibre.
In fact, this name derives from the Latin words ‘Fontes’ and ‘Iberis’, meaning source of the Ebro.
The Ancient Cantabri, who were considered to be savage and untamable mountaineers, were one of the largest independent tribes of Hispania, to succumb to Roman rule. They were finally conquered by the Romans during the Cantabrian Wars (29-19 BC), under the reign of Augustus. More information with maps here
It’s a stunning place for a quiet walk, and there’s a cozy rural hotel called La Posada de Fontibre and a lovely restaurant for a delicious meal called Restaurante Fuentebro, where we love to stop for lunch after a long country walk.