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Old 11-30-2020, 02:16 AM
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Your comment about living where you holidayed and then finding further seclusion makes me infinitely happy and I wish the same in you

I can think of little finer than spending one’s life where vacations happen

I lived for a small period in such a place and the tourists are a mixed blessing....they crowd and annoy you but, they remind you that some people save their entire year to spend a few days where you live!!!!!


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Well done! Same road as the windmill but I'm right at the southern end of it. The last 'street view' was before they finished building our house.

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For people living in the UK, The Canaries are a popular 'Winter Sun' holiday destination. This was the fourth of the islands we holidayed on and we fell in love with it because at that time it was undeveloped, quiet, and with the most beautiful beaches. We holidayed here twice a year for a further 10 years and then I had the chance of early retirement ...... our feet didn't touch the ground making arrangements to emigrate! To start with we lived in the town we had stayed in for holidays but it got too busy for us so we searched for an area that was still quiet and mainly locals - it's paradise to us!
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Old 11-30-2020, 07:29 AM
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Is this the same family? Someone gave it to me a year or 2 ago as a houseplant and I never got round to trying to identify it. No room indoors so I popped it in a raised bed. Just remembered about it after reading your posts.

The little one in the background is Tillandsia ionantha. I have had several tillandsias in the past that were mounted and hung in my growing room. My favorite was Tillandsia caput medusa.
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Old 11-30-2020, 05:14 PM
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I believe that is a bromeliad but I don't think it's a neoregelia. That looks like the kind we see over here in the big box home stores and the grocery stores. I have no idea what they are called but I bet someone else will.

BTW-----you know, a pineapple is a bromeliad too.
Thanks Keysguy.
I did know about the pineapples - I've got about 12 of them growing in the garden but no fruits yet!

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Your bromeliad looks like Tillandsia cyanea, which I think now is in a different genus. It's a shade lover from moist forests.
Thanks ES. Hmmm, think I better move it to a shadier position - it's in full sun at the moment which probably accounts for the leaf colour.

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The little one in the background is Tillandsia ionantha. I have had several tillandsias in the past that were mounted and hung in my growing room. My favorite was Tillandsia caput medusa.
Thanks for the ID of the little one DOM. This one is mainly under a lump of lava rock and seems fairly happy - it's bloomed twice in the last year. I've got 3 or 4 other different ones in my trees at the back of the garden - my 'supermarket' style garden centre just had them all lumped as Tillys, no further info.
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Thanks Keysguy.
I did know about the pineapples - I've got about 12 of them growing in the garden but no fruits yet!

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Thanks ES. Hmmm, think I better move it to a shadier position - it's in full sun at the moment which probably accounts for the leaf colour.

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Thanks for the ID of the little one DOM. This one is mainly under a lump of lava rock and seems fairly happy - it's bloomed twice in the last year. I've got 3 or 4 other different ones in my trees at the back of the garden - my 'supermarket' style garden centre just had them all lumped as Tillys, no further info.
Pictures please!

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While I have always disagreed with the title, they are often called "air plants" by the uninitiated. Here is a link to help identify some of what you may have.
Different Types of Air Plants and How To Identify Them
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Pictures please!

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While I have always disagreed with the title, they are often called "air plants" by the uninitiated. Here is a link to help identify some of what you may have.
Different Types of Air Plants and How To Identify Them
That decoist.com link is great - thanks!







I can't find the other one!


rainbow over the sacred mountain yesterday. Mountain Tindaya (not a volcano) was the very first part of the Canary Islands to emerge from the sea, millions of years before the volcanic eruptions that formed the rest of the archipelago. The pile in the foreground is the last lot of rock excavated from my garden, waiting to be taken away! And one of the little volcanic islands off of our coast:
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Wow! I am overwhelmed by last two pictures. Seriously. I don't know what to say, other than WOW! Must research a bit more...

Gracias for sharing.
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Well said, WW

I am so often humbled by the vastness of this amazing planet as with the people in it.
Thank you for sharing indeed

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I was too excited and filled with awe that I forgot half my thoughts

Great tillys

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And pictures of a full arced rainbow are epic, almost regardless of the rest of the shot, but here, the composition and the placement of the rock pile with the mountain (and the obvious perfect angle of the sun) this photo is magnificent!

Rainbows always make me think of Noah and the flood story
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Are we looking across your driveway in the picture with the light poles? I agree, very awesome.
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Hi Dolly
If you mean the pic showing the volcanic island, no, I was in the car park of the supermarket in my nearest town about 30 mins drive away on the north of the island. It's the view we had when we first moved to the island and it was hard to leave that view behind. We still have a sea view in front, the sacred mountain at the side and a mountain range behind us and to the other side, so it's not all bad!
On a clear day looking west from my house I can see the island of Gran Canaria on the horizon and the peak of the mountain of Teide on Tenerife.

DC - thx for the link to the Tillys, plenty for me to read this evening!

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I've been gardening today, getting ready to plant some more trees. Dug 20 holes, phew, I'm exhausted







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