11/04/2015

JUBILADO & JARDINES - A-Z goes Spanish!

J is one of the few letters you have to pronounce differently in Spanish. The sound is rather like clearing your throat prior to spitting - in other words hawking, as in 'hawk and spit'.

JUBILADO is a lovely Spanish word for pensioner - it seems to derive from the word JUBILANT which is how one feels on retirement. 

These two old men spend many a happy hour sitting beneath a JACARANDA TREE watching the traffic.


For more spectacular trees you should visit the JARDINES BOTANICOS on the outskirts of Puerto de la Cruz in the north of Tenerife. This JEWEL of a tropical garden is packed with mature trees and plants, and offers a cool oasis at the height of a Canarian summer.










 Scroll down to see more photographs of this lovely island.

18 comments:

  1. Those trees are incredible, I might try and use jubilado in a conversation later - I'm meeting some friends who qualify!

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    1. I could have stayed in that garden all day, and it only cost a couple of euros to enter. Unfortunately it's a long drive from here.

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  2. Wow, those trees are amazing, and very inspirational.

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    1. The smooth grey ones felt wonderful - strong and warm and so alive.

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  3. Those trees have such interesting shapes. That last picture reminds me of Rapunzel.

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    1. I think that effect is because the branches send out secondary roots to maximise the food source. The roots are big enough to hide between.

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  4. Botanical gardens are amazing places! We have one near where I live, and they have an area devoted to hundreds of species of orchid. :) Beautiful photos!

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    1. You are lucky to be able to go there often, Li. I was given my first ever orchid for my birthday recently - a deep maroon one - and it is beautiful.

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  5. Beautiful picture! - I love photos or and to photograph trees. :-)
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    1. Al trees are special but these are amazing. Thanks for commenting.

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  6. I am definitely a tree hugger but some of these trees would be a challege to embrace. Ha. Happy A-Z. and thank you for visiting.

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    1. They are a trifle large, but they are so warm and huggable!

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  7. Looks like a beautiful place! All the different shades of green :)

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    1. Green and grey and brown - and did you spot the yellow grapefruit?

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  8. I hope I'm jubilant when I get to that age. Very dramatic trees. Are those roots dangling from the branches?

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    1. I think they are - when they reach the ground they burrow in and then thicken up to become motre trunk-loke.

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