Our Beautiful World


The following pictures are from a walk down from our apartment
and up to the upper part of the valley.

The Gomerians use them for covering garages etc,
and they come with thousands of flowers in January-February.

Exactly how many flowers? We gave it up.
And by the end of February, they were almost gone all of them.

Imagine what an incredible fantasy the creator of the flowers must have....

O JEHOVA! Quam ampla funt opera Tua!
Quam ea omnia sapienter fecisti !
Quam plena est terra possessione tua!
Psalm.CIV 24
From the Title Page of  'SYSTEMA NATURÆ', 1735 edition
by Carl von Linné   

Lavandula angustifolia
As soon as you come a bit higher up from the ocean, they start to
show up on the hillsides. And they smell wonderful (to me).

Along the main-road to San Sebastian, we passed this flowering tree.


We believe this to be some kind of magnolia, which is not very likely,
and no confirmation yet.

This one looked as a brush which you use when cleaning bottles.

As many other flowers in the trees, they only were blooming for a few days.

Small flowers on the roadside, often difficult to see.
Lantana camara?

Here we came to late to see the flowers.

Normally all people had plants in pots outside their houses,
not as at home, where most plants were inside...
or as one african girl once said visiting us in Norway:
'Look, mum, they have their garden inside!".

In Norway it is called 'Julestjerne', = Christmas-star
Euohorbia pulcherrima - Spansk: Flor de Pascua

Why can't people like them throughout the year, not just in December?

Acebuche - Olea europaea cerasiformis

Flower coming on a strange fruit-tree

which showed to be a Psidium guajava, so now you know, too.
It tasted delicious.

Here is a plain Lemon-tree, that one we know of.

Hibiscus, soon with lot more flowers

What else is so beautiful?
More here.

Next comes the Tulip-tree, which is obviously not the right name.

Castanospermum australe might be more correct.
Black Bean in english.

See the flower in between the branches?


Here is a new flower coming up

and a bee having a nice meal.


This last one were found in the old laurasilva wood near El Cedro:


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