Birch Wood – Abedules



When I was in La Rioja recently, I noticed a number of plantations of birch trees on the banks of rivers. The birches are laid out in neat rows and the straight vertical lines of their equidistant trunks cross the horizontal strips of shades of green grass, and brown earth to form a sort of natural tartan pattern. Birches usually have silvery-white trunks but in the afternoon winter sun they reflect, or absorb, the colored light and a tones of the plants, sky and nearby river. Many of the paper white trunks of the birches are also painted with bright yellow lichen.


Cuando estuve recientemente en La Rioja, me fijé en que muchos de sus ríos tienen plantaciones de abedules en sus orillas. Los abedules están dispuestos en ordenadas filas y las rectas líneas verticales de sus troncos cruzan las tiras horizontales de césped de tonos verdes y amarillos y tierra de ocres y marrones, creando un diseño “tartan” natural. Los troncos de los abedules suelen ser de corteza plateada pero con el sol de la tarde invernal reflejan, o absorben, los colores de las plantas, cielo y del cercano río. Muchos de los troncos de blanco papel están pintados con los amarillos chillones de lichen. Birch Wood / abedules


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