i’m not from this land(scape)

i came here as a wee whipper snapper

all the way from lands of volcanoes

sounds exotic doesn’t it

guess where??

nope guess again

not even close


i know!

people are actually born there, shocking

this weeks theme on the gallery is landscapes

i thought i would share some from my beautiful island

the part of the island that most don’t see as everyone tends to head south to the heat

which is frankly tramps pants

this is what you see as you come into land the magnificent teide

here you see the “pico” the peak rising from the clouds

at 3,718m high, the peak is the highest point in spain

and the third highest volcano in the world

and it lays dormant NOT dead oooooooo scary bananas

the beaches have black sand as it’s from the volcanic rock

however in the south of the island you will find white beaches


because it’s shipped in from the sahara to keep the tourists happy, how bonkers is that!

the north is so much greener than the south

as the heat from africa hits the south rises to teide and then rains on the north

it’s beautifully lush and has the most wonderful national parks

a world heritage site and the one of the most visited national park in the world

the sun setting from my parents roof in la orotava valley

to their left an avocado plantation

to their right a banana plantation

so there you go a quick snap shot of my home land


  1. February 22, 2012 / 23:38

    That’s gorgeous. I’ve barely been to Spain, let alone the islands. I’ll have to make the effort to go in the future when The Boy’s older.

    • February 22, 2012 / 23:52

      the boy and me

      well if you ever do fancy i can give you top tips.

  2. February 23, 2012 / 01:57

    I’d heard Tenerife was a beautiful place away from the tourist hotspots. Great pictures

  3. February 23, 2012 / 15:49

    Wow, amazing pics, I love the sunset shot. My in-laws live in Tenerife for part of the year and after seeing your pics I want to get over and visit them asap!

    • February 25, 2012 / 09:30

      coombe mill

      the first time it took my husband to be to meet my parents he was really in shock to how beautiful the “other side” of the island is. i love my homeland very much what is frustrating is when people realise where i’m from all they think of is las americas and los cristianos i just just want to scream NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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