Plains-20090609_4677, originally uploaded by Paradise in Portugal.

Although up in the hills here we’re still fresh and green, down on the Plains the sun has arrived with a vengeance, the crops are coming in and the over-riding colour is brown ….. this is a view of them I took a couple of days ago on a birding trip. I was born close to the Sahara and this is the kind of countryside that rings my bell just as loud as a sylvan wooded glade ….