There isn’t much Canarian thermophile forest left, because most of it has been cleared for farmland centuries ago. I visited a patch in Breña Baja with friends and I couldn’t wait to come back with my good camera.
On Friday there were birds singing, but it was very quiet tonight. I found myself looking closer and closer at little details.
Then smaller details, like this prickly pear skeleton
And then really tiny details like lichen
And then I found a wild olive tree (achebuche) and went back to a more normal scale.
In other news I think I’ll manage to finish the scetions on closed and future telescopes before I fly off on holiday on Wednesday. I’m going on a writer’s retreat in Greece to work on my long-postponed whodunnit. I hope to have the time and head space to sort out all the structural issues.