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Las palmeras salvajes
Saturday, September 29, 2018




En mi ciudad adoptiva de Vancouver pocas palmeras pueden sobrevivir el clima frío aunque esté algo templado (por una corriente cálida que proviene del Japón) en comparación con el resto del Canadá.

Pero ir a Buenos Aires en la primavera (nosotros fuimos algo temprano hace una semana) es imposible no notar las palmeras de la ciudad a pesar de los brillantes azules de las jacarandás en flor.

En mi niñez teníamos dos enormes palmeras en el jardín en nuestra casa en Coghlan. Mi máma en la noche con una vela y tijeras iba en busca de las babosas que comían las plantas. Sin querer acercó la vela a una de las palmeras y se prendió fuego instantáneamente. Los bomberos llegaron y pudieron apagar las flamas y salvar la palmera.

Para mí es interesante que Jorge Luís Borges en 1940 tradujo la novela de William Faulkner, The Wild Palms (Las palmeras salvajes) del inglés al castellano.

La foto que ilustra esta bitácora la tomé en Buenos Aires el 29 de septiembre de 2018 muy cerca del zoológico y la antes jaula de los tigres, lugar favorito de Borges.



     

Previous Posts
Tango - llorarte mi sermón de vino

Skye

Lady Vanda

Bajo la trampa débil de la gasa

La Puerto Rico - Alsina y Defensa, Buenos Aires

Un auto en Palermo, Buenos Aires

Rosa 'English Elegance' Waves Goodbye

El Tío Excéntrico

Dios apenas toca el arpa

una escalera de dos en dos



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6/4/17 - 6/11/17

6/11/17 - 6/18/17

6/18/17 - 6/25/17

6/25/17 - 7/2/17

7/2/17 - 7/9/17

7/9/17 - 7/16/17

7/16/17 - 7/23/17

7/23/17 - 7/30/17

7/30/17 - 8/6/17

8/6/17 - 8/13/17

8/13/17 - 8/20/17

8/20/17 - 8/27/17

8/27/17 - 9/3/17

9/3/17 - 9/10/17

9/10/17 - 9/17/17

9/17/17 - 9/24/17

9/24/17 - 10/1/17

10/1/17 - 10/8/17

10/8/17 - 10/15/17

10/15/17 - 10/22/17

10/22/17 - 10/29/17

10/29/17 - 11/5/17

11/5/17 - 11/12/17

11/12/17 - 11/19/17

11/19/17 - 11/26/17

11/26/17 - 12/3/17

12/3/17 - 12/10/17

12/10/17 - 12/17/17

12/17/17 - 12/24/17

12/24/17 - 12/31/17

12/31/17 - 1/7/18

1/7/18 - 1/14/18

1/14/18 - 1/21/18

1/21/18 - 1/28/18

1/28/18 - 2/4/18

2/4/18 - 2/11/18

2/11/18 - 2/18/18

2/18/18 - 2/25/18

2/25/18 - 3/4/18

3/4/18 - 3/11/18

3/11/18 - 3/18/18

3/18/18 - 3/25/18

3/25/18 - 4/1/18

4/1/18 - 4/8/18

4/8/18 - 4/15/18

4/15/18 - 4/22/18

4/22/18 - 4/29/18

4/29/18 - 5/6/18

5/6/18 - 5/13/18

5/13/18 - 5/20/18

5/20/18 - 5/27/18

5/27/18 - 6/3/18

6/3/18 - 6/10/18

6/10/18 - 6/17/18

6/17/18 - 6/24/18

6/24/18 - 7/1/18

7/1/18 - 7/8/18

7/8/18 - 7/15/18

7/15/18 - 7/22/18

7/22/18 - 7/29/18

7/29/18 - 8/5/18

8/5/18 - 8/12/18

8/12/18 - 8/19/18

8/19/18 - 8/26/18

8/26/18 - 9/2/18

9/2/18 - 9/9/18

9/9/18 - 9/16/18

9/16/18 - 9/23/18

9/23/18 - 9/30/18

9/30/18 - 10/7/18

10/7/18 - 10/14/18

10/14/18 - 10/21/18