It's the turn of the purple flowers - beautiful to see whole hillsides with a lavender tinge - but soon, with them, will come 3 weeks' worth of "stinkluise", swarms of small black flying and biting creatures with a "stinkbug" smell. These will be closely followed by midges for a couple of weeks, and enough horseflies to be a nuisance. We cover up against them with long sleeves and slacks, and remind ourselves that even Paradise must have some snags. These, and the seriously hot patches from January to March are Aurora's only real downsides. And being in touch with nature, more than is possible in any city, fully compensates!