We have experienced an extreme change of temperature in 24 hours. Yesterday I was dressed in a t-shirt, having meals on the terrace in the blistering sun. Today the temperature is around freezing point and it has been snowing heavily since this morning.
This is my postcard for today. It came from India. It shows a beautiful butterfly. It's called the Constable. The Constable (Dichorragia nesmachus) is a species of Nymphalid butterfly found in Asia. There is a wide distribution range extending from India in the west to Japan in the east. This butterfly has a wingspan of 7.0-8.0 cm. Isn't it gorgeous? I love the colour.
It's T for Tuesday so I will link up with Elizabeth at Altered Book Lover and show my drink. But before I do that I would like to share some more photos of our recent little trip to Cartagena. Here is a photo of some modern architecture:
It's the local police station.
It certainly is a city of palm trees:
On the second day we visited the mining museum (see previous blog) in a village called La Union. I spotted this remarkable building there:
When I got close enough to read the writing, I learnt that it was the covered market.
It has an entrance on each side. This is the side and the back, where the car park is. The main entrance was even more spectacular, but it was in a narrow street and I could not get a decent shot of it.
I did notice the crooked top....
We looked around for a place to eat and in a little back street we found this unassuming bar/eatery:
The meal was cheap and cheerful. In Spain we get the so-called menu del dia, which is a three course meal served between 2 and 4pm and includes wine or beer and desert.
This was our first course:
I had a potato salad and hubby spaghetti a la carbonara. The mixed salad is to go with the main course. We were drinking lager with lemon (the lemon juice makes it cloudy).
On the last day of our trip we went to the Calblanque natural park and walked along the (touristically) undeveloped beaches.
This beach is known for its fossilized dunes.
The rocks behind my husband were sandy dunes in geological past.
The flowers on the beach were magnificent. This is an Asphodel:
And there were pines growing that seemed to be in flower:
We've had several power outs while I was writing this (It always does that when it snows heavily, I suppose the weight of the snow on the local powerlines....)
So I hope I get to post this.
Wishing you a happy T-Day all,