Last week Cliff and I sneaked away to a place that's warm and sunny . . .
with jagged black cliffs and crashing ocean waves
and amazing giant plants with beautiful swaying flower arches.
We visited interesting places, like the Silk Museum where we saw these gorgeous shimmering skeins all coloured with traditional plant dyes.
There are thousands upon thousands of these . . .
and every town had a Spa we could go to ;-)
Mile after mile of majestic pine forests and deep mysterious ravines . . .
and breathtaking views!
We spent the week exploring the zigzag roads and precipitous footpaths of La Palma and had a great time :-) I was a Fen Tiger out of her natural environment and descending some of the slopes challenged my recently recovered tummy muscles. I took my sketch book and didn't do any sketching – but the wind blowing over Pico Fuente Nueva and Roque de Los Muchachos has blown the cobwebs away and I'm back in my spring-cleaned studio ready to face 2009.
Of Smoke and Smog
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