Architectural figs

There’s something about bare fig trees which makes them look like modern architecture. Their smooth bare branches are without the knots and gnarls of normal tree trunks, and the first beginnings of buds, on the very tips, are finely pointed.
fig tree 13-3-13
The bark is liso, smooth, like skin, and pale silver which reflects the light. The branches stretch upwards to the sky, as if trying to reach the sun. Perhaps this is why figs are so sweet.
5 to remember
el higo – the common fig
la breva – the fig [an early variety of black fig]
liso/a – smooth
la rama – the branch [of a tree]
el brote – the bud

And if you’d like to tweet a link to THIS post, here’s my suggested tweet:
Bare fig trees = modern architecture. #Nature in #Spain via @Spanish_Valley http://wp.me/p3dYp6-5r

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