A Spanish garden leading to the Tamarisk trees by the sea.

The light of the body is the eye: if therefore your eye be single , the whole body shall be full of light. But if your eye be evil your whole body will be full of darkness, how great is that darkness! No one can serve two masters…. You can’t serve God and your wealth.

Matthew 6: 23,24 ( bits chosen by Sandy)
The centre piece of the garden.
One of four shaded walk ways leading to a central circular pond with a four tiered fountain.

Three Spanish proverbs

Many things grow in the garden that were never sown there.

He will never worship well the image on the altar who knew it when it was a trunk of wood in the garden.

The gardeners feet do no harm to the garden.

The Tamarisk shrubs / trees are those in the foreground. They have small scale like leaves and small branches which give the tree a pine – like appearance. During the heat of the day the Tamarisk secretes salt, a process very wasteful of water. The salt dries. During the night the salt then absorbs water from the air. In the morning the water evaporates creating a sort of natural air-conditioning. This cooling effect is another reason for its popularity as a shade tree. The Tamarisk is indigenous here in the Mediterranean region as well as Saudi Arabia and the Sinai Peninsula.
Below the heavy green leaves of the aloes, palms and pines with their dense shade and filtered shade were these flowers: Sweet – scented pelargonium, big root and Scarlet geranium, daisies, a rosemary and then all along the rough path to the sea were hare’s tails. Thank you for reading my post… now for a cup of tea…

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