2018.06.20 A first guestpost!

Capers (in Spanish: alcapparas)

Capers are the unopened flower buds, preserved in salt or in vinegar, from the Capparis spinosa, also called Flinders rose. This plant is native to the Mediterranean, and can also be found in the area of Mazarrón. In a way it is tempting to pick the flower buds yourself to make capers.

But not from the plant that is photographed here. We fear that this one could be contaminated because it grows in a mining site.

If you want to know where this is exactly: fill in the three words in the search screen of the online map on the website what3words.com.

As they claim themselves, the service what3words is a really simple way to talk about location. They divided the world into a grid of 3m x 3m squares and assigned each one a unique 3 word address.

So type in rollers.groomed.grandson in the online map, or in the free what3words app, and you will find the exact location of this Flinders rose. You will discover it grows in the Compendio de Minas, the abandoned Mines of Mazarrón.

^Eduard Groen

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