For us, Tenerife locals, a cloudy sky is not a sight we are accustomed to. The tourism propaganda about the Canary Islands promises 350 days of sunny holidays every year. The rest is just unpredictable. And this week, it has been just that... unpredictable. The temperatures have surprisingly dropped to 0 degrees centigrade in parts of Tenerife and Gran Canaria. The rest of the seven islands are suffering similar temperatures. A powerful storm has left El Teide national park beautifully dressed in snow. The color white has completely covered the green authocthonous pine trees above the mountains. And even in Adeje, a town located in the south of Tenerife where it is always warm and sunny, the residents are in awe this past two days when they look up to the tallest volcano in Spain, El Teide, to see it all covered in white as if God himself had sprinkled powder sugar to decorate the top of a cake.
Here are several spectacular views of Tenerife taken by me. To me the scenes are breath taking, and just by looking at them I feel better. I hope they cause the same wonderful feeling in you too.