Thursday, February 25, 2010
89 ~ Goats in La Vera
A goatherder is seen with his flock in the barranco or ravine in the area of La Vera in the north of Tenerife. Although there seems to be little vegetation there, it is customary for goats to graze alongside wandering roosters and hens. The above photo was taken in November 2009, whereas the one below, taken yesterday, February 24 2010, shows the same ravine much greener after the recent rains. A lone goat lay there with her kids.
A welcome sign shows that part of this area pertains to the villa of La Orotava, whereas the rest is part of Puerto de la Cruz.
In recent years, the shop fronts have been painted bright colours, in contrast to the grey, unpainted concrete block facades seen in past times.
Plumeria Alba blooms alongside geraniums and cactus in a street planter.
And in my garden, the pruned roses are sprouting beautiful leaves, now dusted with sulphur to keep the mildew at bay.
And the rhoeo seems to glow in this morning's sunshine.
And like a diva on her chaise longue, Bibi sits on the porch in her chair observing the world between catnaps.
That's all for today, thanks for visiting and ¡Hasta la vista!.