Happy New Year.
Wishing you peace, happiness and prosperity
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
The argan tree is rather dull and unprepossessing -- a little bit like an olive to look at but not so pretty. Goats climb the trees, eat the nuts.........they pass through the goats.........
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
I have chosen pictures of the south which is utterly beautiful. Here traditional drummers.
And camels - am spending today drawing camels for our Christmas card.......I can use this picture as a jumping off point......
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
When I think back to Marrakesh, I miss our animals terribly.
Here Mimi and Ollie take a nap.
Before Eid el Kabir (the big holiday) a ram goes for a ride in a cart.
A handsome donkey right by our house on derb Djedid
Camels on the beach at Essouria.
Ollie in awe of the shadow of Mr.B king of the roof cats.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
The first photograph is mine, taken near the bus stop on Blvd. Mohammed V in Marrakech.
This second one is a beautiful photo by my friend UmmLuz (mother of Luz/light) who has just visited Essouira and who has promised me many more pictures.......stay tuned.
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Saturday, September 6, 2008
The whole house had weird colors but bags of charm.
The picture below is one of my favorite photos of our little house.
When we arrived all the windows were yellow glass with a design in it.
Plain glass is much prettier and multicolored more exciting.
So I went up to the glass cutters and had them cut me lots of panes of pure colored glass.
The bathroom walls were pink tadellakt (sort of polished plaster).
The reflctions change during the course of the day.
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Lots of dried fruit for sale.
The biggest barbecue in the world..........
Very Early Morning:
The water truck arrives and washes the square.
All that grease and dropped food needs serious scraping..........
The square begins to fill up with people and trucks and mopeds.
The building in the background is the post office.
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Wonderful rich fabric.
What curtains or cushions of our dreams would it make?
A rather meagre selection of articles in the electrician's window.
A thousand splendid magazines for every taste. Note the inflatable Santa in the doorway..........
Monday, August 18, 2008
every veggie that's in season
love and attention
long slow cooking under a conical hat
one could attempt this outside Morocco - Williams Sonoma now has packets of tagine spices -
but much better to go there.............
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Pink Saturday is hosted by Beverly of How Sweet the Sound. Go to her site for more details and other participants.
Shop front on Derb Dabachi.
Outside Cafe France. Waiting by the caleches.
A hand painted sign above a closed butcher's shop in tne medina.
Shop selling towels in Gueliz.
Ollie relaxing in the sun on the roof.
The light in the suqs would be unbearably bright without the coverings which cause light to slant.
Scarves and slippers to fill your dreams.
I like the round toes slippers best but chic people go for the pointy ones.
In the Mellah market light falls on mopeds and plastic containers and makes even the mundane look romantic and enticing.