Silk Floss and Pigeon Poop / Seda y Caca de Paloma

La versión español está después de la versión inglés.

It’s obvious I didn’t really suffer in Málaga after my failed attempt to visit the Museum of Art and Popular Customs the other day. I’m still enjoying my treats from Sabor a España (see yesterday’s post). And I forgot to mention, I bought some excellent chocolate-covered raisins for San Geraldo. But there’s so much history and natural beauty around the city that no day is ever truly wasted. On this day alone, not only did I see a silk floss tree out of season and still sharing a few beautiful blooms (click here to see several IN season), but I even saw the Pigeon Queen outside the cathedral.

Es obvio que no sufrí realmente en Málaga después de mi fallido intento de visitar el Museo de Arte y Costumbres Populares el otro día. Todavía estoy disfrutando mis delicias de Sabor a España (ver mi blog de ayer). Y me olvidé de mencionar, compré unas excelentes pasas cubiertas de chocolate para San Geraldo. Pero hay tanta historia y belleza natural en la ciudad que ningún día se pierde realmente. Solo en este día, no solo vi un palo barracho fuera de temporada y aún compartiendo algunas hermosas flores (haz clic aquí para ver varios EN temporada), sino que incluso vi a la Reina Paloma fuera de la catedral.

The queen might be better served with a thorny crown. / La reina podría ser mejor servida con una corona espinosa.

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

24 thoughts on “Silk Floss and Pigeon Poop / Seda y Caca de Paloma”

  1. Always something to enjoy and photograph. You have excellent vision seeing that tiny bloom way up there!

  2. Silly mood warning, ALERT! ALERT! Okay, that’s out of the way. I was afraid to read this after seeing the title. I thought, a drag queen and her pet poodle? Silly me, this isn’t Maddie’s blog! Then I saw the Spanish translation and started laughing. I pictured singing sisters, Seda and Caca De Paloma, appearing on The Lawrence Welk show and belting out Granada!
    The flower is pretty, but I love the pigeon 🙂

    1. Deedles:
      I’m a bad influence (when it comes to silly moods). That would be my drag name. I love it: Seda y Caca de Paloma.

  3. Wow!! I was on a business trip in LA a few years back and I saw a tree on the side of the road that had huge thorns like that on it. I had never seen anything like it before. I wonder if that’s what I saw in California. I love the Pigeon Queen!!
    Not a fan of raisins so I would rather stick with your nutty nougat. 🙂

    1. hollihd:
      The first time I ever saw these trees was in San Diego in the ’90s. But I’ve never seen anything like the ones here.

    1. Wilma:
      Do you have them where you are? There are so many here and they’re magnificent.

      1. We have several species of Ceiba, not sure if we have the silk floss Ceiba. The most common one here is called cotton tree or kapok. Not known for showy flowers, mostly because the trees grow so huge (up to 250 ft tall!) that the flowers fade to insignificance. It is revered by the Maya.

      2. Wilma:
        Fascinating. I’m sitting here looking at photos of that giant tree!

    1. Mistress Maddie:
      And when I zoomed out to get a shot of the entire statue, the pigeon was gone!

    1. anne marie:
      They sure do. For a while they lived on my mother’s balcony. She was not happy.

    1. Adam:
      This made me laugh. But then the thought of a statue of Drumpf! That makes me cry.

  4. There are silk floss trees in Leu Gardens in Orlando, amazing trees. Nice roost for the flighted birds.

    1. Debra:
      May there never be a statue of Drumpf but, if there is, I agree with you 100 percent!

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