The cruel weather of early 2013 has killed some young almond trees. The nuts hang on, black and velvety, in a parody of a monochrome Christmas tree in an achingly-stylish house.
The valley is never totally dead in winter, though it often looks it. Rosemary is one of the hardiest plants in our valley, flowering when nothing else dares.
5 to remember
el mes – the month
cruel – cruel
la almendra – the almond nut
el almendro – the almond tree
negro/a – black
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