Fig fountain

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.

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