Web of roots

At the side of the Almond Track, which leads from the house down to the river and our almond field, an olive tree hangs on precariously, clinging to the earth, its roots unveiled to the air. the olive tree above1 28-1-15the olive tree above2 28-1-15Below, the web of roots is a fascinating glimpse below ground at how these trees are anchored – their roots are surprisingly shallow – and how the roots of neighbouring plants get entangled. There is something delicate and lace-like, reminding me of fine hand-worked Nottingham lace. roots1 28-1-15roots2 28-1-15roots3 28-1-15roots4 28-1-15roots5 28-1-155 to remember
una telaraña – a web
peligrosamente – precariously
afferado/a – clinging
develado/a – unveiled
una visión – a glimpse

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