It’s amazing how different the bare branches of trees can look when they are wet. For the first time I understand how David Hockney saw bright shades of pink and burgundy in the monochrome winter scenery of the Yorkshire Wolds.
The plum tree [above], its branches covered in the sharp knobbles which precede buds, has a red cast to it.
The walnut tree [above and below] in the wet is silver, highlighted by the yellow-green of lichen. Winter is not colourless here.
5 to remember
una rama – a branch
húmedo/a – wet
el árbol – the tree
el nogal – the walnut tree
el ciruelo – the plum tree
And if you’d like to tweet a link to THIS post, here’s my suggested tweet:
Wet wet wet: shades of pink and burgundy #Trees in #Spain via @Spanish_Valley http://wp.me/p3dYp6-6I