Sunday photos: thermophile forest

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.

Posted by sheila

Sheila came to La Palma with a six month contract and has stayed 24 years so far. She used to work as a software engineer at the observatory, but now she's a writer and Starlight guide.

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