Central Portugal is very beautiful, especially in spring time when many flowers are blossoming. Roses are plentiful and found in the gardens and along the streets. The Lilac trees are nearly finished flowering, and there are many of them. There are very many wild flowers too, whole meadows are coloured yellow, giving the landscape a brightness that is very cheerful. I’ve seen lots of wild Lavender too, and there is a red wild plant covering the Olive tree orchards with a carpet of deep red, I think that it is a type of Sorel. There is an enormous amount of Broom. I see so many exotic plants that I don’t even know the names. And the insects are so plentiful, just amazingly interesting.