Sunday photos: willow catkins

Caanary willow catkins (Salix canariensis)

Willow trees like damp sports, so they aren’t common in the Canary Islands, but there’s one on the road to the observatory and its catkins are in flower. The tree looks almost luminous.

Canary willow tree, Salix canariensis

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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