It is sometimes amusing to read about the time.
“Tiempo” in English can be translated as:
“the indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future regarded as a whole” with deep reflection about how the time, as a great master, teaches us through our lives.
The time… that great master.
But “Tiempo” in Spanish also means “weather”:
“the state of the atmosphere at a particular place and time as regards heat, cloudiness, dryness, sunshine, wind, rain, etc.”
“The indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future regarded as a whole”
The State Meteorology Agency forecasts a spring with less rain and warmer than normal temperatures.
Right now we have had almost two months without rain, something quite common in Spanish winters, so we would have to wait at least until after the spring to be able to say something more concrete.
“It is true that we are expecting a less rainy spring and higher temperatures, but we have to be confident, because we cannot say for sure that it will rain less.
It is a statistical trend; it is more likely to be a dry and warm spring. Let’s hope that the predicted models are wrong and that it will rain more than expected this spring” explains Mr Torres, spokesman from the State Meteorology Agency.
The possibility of a meteorological drought is cruel for our crops; the water is life for the growth and development of our farms.
Last year we shared how our olive trees were awakening and flowering during the spring season; the weather this year will have an enormous influence in this crucial period.
Time is the greatest master. Weather is our greatest challenge.