Bare and beautiful

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There’s something beautiful about the bare branches of a majestic walnut tree.
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We have many here. The tallest is 100ft tall and spreads almost as far. It dominates everything else around it, nothing will grow beneath its shade. In the spring we pick the green soft nuts to bottle as pickled walnuts, in the summer we crack the nuts and eat in salads and in pasta sauces.
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Now it is bare. A skeleton.
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The walnut trees are the last to open their leaves in the spring but we don’t mind because their branches, covered with yellow lichen, somehow complete the scenery.

5 to remember
el nuez – the walnut
hermoso/a – beautiful
desnudo/a – bare
majestuoso/a – majestic
alto/a – tall

And if you’d like to tweet a link to THIS post, here’s my suggested tweet:
Walnut #trees: bare & beautiful in #Spain via @Spanish_Valley http://wp.me/p3dYp6-5O

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