It is as if my life were magically run by two electric currents: joyous positive and despairing negative - whichever is running at the moment dominates my life,floods it . Sylvia Plath. Sadly these rundown neglected barns are everywhere in Spain .
Never test the depth of the river with both feet . Warren Buffet . These little jetties are all along the river ,where the fisherman can stretch thier nets and catch fish in the current .
Always remember , Son ,the best boss is the one who bosses the least.Whether its cattle,or horses,or men; the least government is the best government . Ralph Moody . The delta supports a rich diversity of wild life ,cattle keeping down the scrub .
The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life ,the clearer we should see through it . Niccolo Machiavelli . The Ruimar Beach at the tip of the Ebro Delta has Long Board walks to help with the shifting sands .
Some people regard private enterprise as a predatory tiger to be shot .Others look on it as a cow they can milk .Not enough people see it as a healthy horse pulling a sturdy wagon . Winston Churchill . Time passes even slower than Spain on the Ebro Delta .
Life is populated with Scarecrows,all those poeple and things that seem so scary and trouble our sleep.Is'nt it nice to know that most of them turn out to be made of nothing but straw . Jerry Spinelli . The whole Delta is a haven for birds , so this scarecrow seems a bit futile .
If you are planning for a year,sow rice .If you are planning for a decade ,plant trees .If you are planning for a life time educate poeple. Chinese Proverb. The rice fields here have just been flooded ,the flags are there to deter the wading birds from the juicy shoots .
Hold fast to dreams,for if dreams die,life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly . The Ebro Delta supports a huge array of wading birds ,see more birds on the Beasts and birds page.
Nothing is built in stone; all is built on sand, but we must build as if the sand were stone. Jorge luis Borges . The Ebro Delta is an unique magical area , flat lands supporting a rich variety of wading birds ,rice farmers ,salt panners and beach goers.