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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Almond in Winter

Almond in Winter

An almond tree - behind it a Canary Islands palm and, in front, a little zen-like rock ornament - taken a week before Christmas in the gardens around the Finca Los Pedregales in the El Palmar valley. Notice the abundant weeds yellow spring flowers popping up everywhere and how green everything is, despite the time of year.

There are also a few early blossoms: within days it was in full bloom.

See where this picture was taken. [?]

Unlike so many journalists writing about the resorts, Pamela has not only actually been to Tenerife, she lived on the island for 16 years, for the majority of that time in a rural valley immersed in the local culture in a way that few outsiders have been privileged to do and gaining a wealth of knowledge about the island, its people, their customs, fiestas and celebrations that she is now able to share via this site. Fluent in Spanish, she also translated and reported for the various English-language newspapers.

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