Almond blossom 2019

An old barn surrounded by almond blossom, Puntagorda, La Palma island
January 13, 2019

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.


A grand day out

June 20, 2018

Here’s a strange thing: I’ve got visitors from the UK, so I’m going out and having fun. We went to the rum factory at Puerto Espindola This is a place I sometimes visit with a cruise ship excursion. It felt very different in a group of just 4, with no fixed timetable to follow. Then we went down to San Andres where we visited the limn kiln and I finally…


Photos of the week: retama del pico

June 10, 2018

Spartocytisus supranubius or Cytisus supranubius is the broom which grows above the clouds on the peaks of La Palma and Teide. They’re coming into flower now, and I love the touches of pink before the flowers fully open. This morning I was up at the observatory to show a group around Gran Telescopio Canarias and I took the chance to photograph the broom. Somehow this turned into yet more photos…