DAY 95 (9 JULY) – Common fig (Ficus carica) (Vejer, Spain)
Whenever I pass a fig tree, like this one hanging over a drinking fountain lit by the evening sun, I think of my father who used to recite a little verse by Juan Eugenio Hartzenbusch to me, always in a theatrically deep voice:
Yo esa higuera planté y aquel manzano y ambos me rinden hoy copioso fruto. Hijos, igual tributo debéis pagar a vuestro padre anciano.
It means something like:
I planted that fig tree and that apple tree / and both produce abundant fruit for me now. / Children, you must pay the same tribute to your old father.