This rock is on the main road just south of Tijarafe. I’ve seen it lots of times before, but I really like the backlight in this photo. In other news, I’ve recovered from the flu, and dealt with the backlog caused by the flu, and I’ve started work on the third edition of the observatory guide book again.
I stopped on the way to the observatory to photograph this rainbow. I’ve ocassionally seen rainbows where the colours were repeated (today I learned that these are called supernumerary bows and you get them when the water droplets are small) but this one had each colour three times over. Since rainbows are wide, I used the “panorama” setting on my mobile. I turned from right to left, not noticing that…
As it turned out, yes I had overdone it taking photos of the almond blossom. I spent most of the next four days in bad, and I only went back to work yesterday. But in one of my not-in-bed episodes, Chai consented to my taking some close ups as she sat on my lap.
The almond blossom is really early this year, due to the weird weather. Yesterday I had work at the observatory, and afterwards I went down the Garafia side to take photos. It was glorious. I enjoyed taking the photos and I’m glad to have them, but my cold is much worse today. I think I overdid it.
I love it when I can pause in my commute to the observatory for a quick look at the Caldera. My favourite is when it’s got a few fluffy little clouds in there: it’s looks as big as it is, five miles across.