A History of a Holiday in Fifteen Trees – Twelve

A couple of hours driving from Zaragoza took us to our lunch stop, Tudela. Sunday lunchtime is not a good time for diligent sightseeing. But it is an excellent time for strolling round a city which has interest on every street. It’s not on a main tourist itinerary, but we’ll definitely be back to explore yet another town where Romans, Moors, Jews and Christians have all made their mark. And storks. Who could fail to be seduced by a town whose every church houses yet another stork family?

Our storks provide today’s tree images. Not a whole tree today, but many hundreds of twigs: without which no self-respecting stork could build a large ungainly nest and raise a family.

And then of course there’s nothing for it but to sit in a pleasant square with a cold beer, mulling over a menu and wondering what to have for lunch.

Tree Square

Author: margaret21

I'm retired and living in North Yorkshire, where I walk as often as I can, write, volunteer, and travel as often as I can.

35 thoughts on “A History of a Holiday in Fifteen Trees – Twelve”

  1. I love to see storks, and “many hundreds of twigs: without which no self-respecting stork could build a large ungainly nest” had me smiling!

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      1. ooh I don’t know – having watched a pair start from scratch on top of an enormous chimney I think they deserve extra points for perseverance

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  2. Really love your series on the trees from your holiday in Spain. There is more to a tree than just the visual of the tree. Trees provide so much more for us. Have a wonderful day. Peace.


  3. Wow, I’d visit there just to see the fabulous storks alone. I read that they had nesting storks in West Sussex last year, but can’t imagine they constructed such magnificently twiggy nests as these. Top square is a fabulous photo, were you using a telephoto lens?

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      1. That’s a good camera zoom. I have a different lens and it weighs so much I hardly every take with me especially if I am walking round somewhere. Storks – I don’t know, but we do.

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    1. It’s an easy win, isn’t it? But you’d love Tudela. It’s got the lot. A great history, as expressed in its architecture, storks, street art, washing lines ….

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    1. the ones in Portugal don’t seem to make as much mess as these guys, and so they are generally welcomed as they keep the mice and frog population down!


  4. Fabulous storks, Margaret – we saw many in Spain too – marvelous birds. And trees – you know I love trees. It hurts every time I see Greece and Italy, Turkey and the other countries burning. Disaster for humans and wildlife, and for the trees.

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