Second time we went from Aguimes (and back) with a specific purpose in mind - that is, to make a photosession with Timur playing his guitar there.
|Wow. I'd never seen a firework blast like this before|
|Globularia sarcophylla, globe daisy endemic to Gran Canaria. Apparently it grows only in Tirajana. I've never seen it in the wild, have to look for it, it is sort of cute.|
According to my old Rough Guide to Spain (this book served me well but I left it to my flatmates three years ago), Las Fallas are one of the Spanish “Big Four”, together with Semana Santa, Feria de Abril and San Fermín. Strangely enough, the Carnival is not among them.
Now it so happened that I, quite intentionally, stopped in Valencia en route to Boston and back, being able to see some of the festival and even take some pictures of it. For the benefit of those who never heard of Las Fallas, I allow myself to explain what’s going on here.
|La Falla Convent de Jerusalem-Matemàtic Marzal|
|New shoots coming out of a thick scorched branch|
Do you remember this line from Naked Gun 33⅓:
“We analyzed the wood fibers in the paper and found them to be from the rare Canary Island pine, which grows only in Oregon.”Seriously! Does the Canary Island pine, Pinus canariensis, even grow in Oregon?! Yes it does. Just look at the map privided by the American Conifer Society website . You can’t find this tree inland because it doesn’t tolerate frost.
|View inland from Degollada de las Brujas|
|Coming down from Montana de Inagua. We look like The Company from the Lord of the Rings.|