20/02/2013

SNOW AND BANANAS

Yesterday morning there was snow on the peak of Mount Teide - no wonder the breeze that blew along the bar terrace was so bitter the night before!

And yet down at our level we have bananas growing.

Two weeks ago the bud appeared.
Then the flower - it's about half a metre long.
And after that each petal curls back to reveal a tiny hand of bananas. All they need to do is fatten up.

5 comments:

  1. Lovely images. I remember the bananas from my holidays.

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  2. Oh wow bananas yes we have bananas!

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  3. Aaaw baby bananas. How cute.

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  4. How fascinating. I've never seen bananas emerging from a plant like that :-)

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  5. I've only ever seen the big bunches of bananas being cut on documentaries, so thank you for sharing the photos, so I've learnt something new.

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