Sunday photos: seed heads

July 21, 2019

I’ve had two photo sessions at the observatory this week, trying to finish up illustrations for the third edition of “A Breathtaking Window on the Universe“. Last Sunday I had permission to take sunset photos around the MAGIC telescope. I took five minutes out from that to photograph these backlit seed heads. They aren’t dandelions, but i think they must be in the same family. After I got the photo…

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Sunday photos: Menorcan flowers

May 19, 2019

I’ve been on holiday in Menorca, which is a lovely island, about the same size as La Palma. One of the highlights of my trip was a hike through the s’Albufera des Grau national park from the lighthouse at Favàritx to the village of es Grau.   I took a gazillion photos of course. This week’s photos are some of the flowers I saw. I was glad I’d made the…

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Sunday photos

May 12, 2019

By the time this is published I should be in Menorca for a week’sholiday with friends. These photos were’not taken on Menorca though, if only because I’ll be arriving on Saturday night. This lot were taken on La Palma, at the old airport and along the LP1 footpath. The insects were really enjoying the spring flowers. While I’m on Menorca, I hope to go walking in the Albufera des Grau…

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Almond Blossom Already

The almond trees have blossomed early this year. I had an excursion from a cruise ship on Thursday and saw that the almond trees are already blossoming in Garafía and Puntagorda after our exceptionally warm winter. As usual, it’s gorgeous, but I couldn’t get any photos while working on a moving bus. So after working at the observatory on Sunday morning I drove down the Garafía side with my DSLR….

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