Most of us go to the Costa del Sol to escape the snow and enjoy some spring sunshine. We went in February, and it was too early. Winters have been becoming more severe and lasting longer in Europe during the past 3 years. The climate is changing. Snow is on mountains that have had no snow in 70 years. We had 3 days of rainy weather during the week. Weather was very springlike, and did not induce one to use the pool. Birds-of-paradise, daisies, and clivia are in bloom, but most of the spring flowers were just in bud. The almond trees, however, are in blossom in February. Because of the changing climate, March would be better. Our highs ranged from 14ºC to 19ºC.