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Thursday, December 09, 2010

Variegated poinsettia

La Laguna

Streets and plazas in towns and villages all over the island are decorated at this time of year with thousands of specially grown poinsettia plants. Here is one seen in La Laguna one year with a most unusual variegated colouration.


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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