Friday, March 25, 2016

Abdellah and the blooming of Wild Orchids

Miguel Hernandez was one of the most important intellectuals who lived in Spain in the first half of the twentieth century. Poet and playwright committed to the republic, was tried and sentenced to death by the government of General Franco, although he commuted his death sentence by thirty years of prison which he did not had to suffer because he died of tuberculosis in prison in 1942.
His work often revolves around the drama of death and misfortune and his poem Elegy, dedicated to a great friend, has been set to music by Joan Manuel Serrat in an example of heartfelt sorrow for the lack of a friend.

Abdellah died Tuesday of last week after having worked at the Hotel Almirante for almost forty years. We will miss him so much ...

As a posthumous tribute, Menorca's wild orchids are blooming everywhere in these recent days.
 Ophrys tenthredinifera
  Ophrys lutea
Himantoglossum robertianum
Neotinea conica
 Barlia robertiana


  1. So sorry to hear the sad news about Abdellah. We will miss seeing him at the hotel. Our thoughts are with his family.
    Maggie and Rex Molland

  2. Thank you, Mr. & Mrs. Molland. See you soon.