As I look out the window this morning the sun is shining and the sky is blue with fluffy white clouds. The temperature at 8.30 in the morning is nearly 13 C. If this is a winter in Mallorca then I am happy.
It is interesting watching and experiencing the weather patterns. Last night the wind from the land suddenly picked up and we pulled balcony furniture safely close to the doors and closed all shutters. It comes and goes so quickly but it is no surprise to us. You only have to look at the shape of the trees near the coastline to realise how strong the winds can be.
As I took some rubbish to the bins it was strange. There did not appear to be any sign of life. All shutters were closed, no people were wandering around and even the feral cats seemed to have disappeared and gone into hiding.
Chatting to Carles on Saturday he said that perhaps there will be one more storm and then as we head into March and Semana Santa the weather will slowly start to settle and warm up as Spring begins.
I look forward to watching the change in life as weather warms, the humidity levels lessen, the almond blossom floods the island and animals and humans alike look forward to warmer nights and the return of people as shops and bars open and the tourist season begins.