The observatory in bloom

 
Some of the telescopes at the Roque de Los Muchachos
Some of the telescopes at the Roque de Los Muchachos

The whole hillside at the Roque de Los Muchachos is in bloom. But where heather moors go purple, The peaks of La Palma go yellow with sticky broom (Adenocarpus viscosus, or codeso in Spanish) and French broom (Genista benehoavensis or retamón palmero in Spanish)

Gran Telescopio Canarias  with codeso in bloom
Gran Telescopio Canarias with codeso in bloom

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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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