One of the major differences between the UK and Catalunya is the number of people on the street in the evening. Not just shopping or walking but just hanging out. Like in the square near our house, Apel-les Mestres. Children playing, friends chatting, dogs sniffing around, old people sitting with their carers, people drinking in the cafes.
As the festival of Saint Joan is approaching there is also the constant threat of bangers going off to make you jump. This picture was taken at 8.30pm and it was very noisy out there.
At this time of year there is a tree which smells incredible - sweet and heady. It's called the Tila - I am still trying to decide if this is a lime blossom or a linden blossom