Sunday, April 20, 2008

Hanging round at the Golf Club

Because we don't have a car, getting out to the country depends upon good organization or the kindness of friends.
Yesterday we were going out to lunch about 25km out of town.



We got ourselves to the golf club by petit taxi to wait for our friends to pick us up.
Obviously it was no great hardship to hang round there under shady trees.



The ubiquitous hibiscus, but a better photo than my last effort.



Even though Marrakech is in the desert, this was an oasis of color with lovely flowers.



Mopeds and motor cycles by an outbuilding.



A plant whose name I don't know............



and nasturtiums..............



a bench to relax on.
All sorts of fancy SUV's arrived all the time depositing keen golfers.
Our ride was far less glamorous but very welcome nonetheless...

14 comments:

carolyn said...

Thanks for visitng Willow House, yes of course you can add me to your blogroll I would be honoured. Going to have a good look round your blog now and will also have to check out the other "Willows"
Carolyn x

willow said...

Speaking of Willows...good morning! :) I love the way things in Marrakesh look so sunny and freshly painted. It brightens my day just to come take a peek!

The Razzler said...

What beautiful pictures! I have been lurking on your blog for a while and I thought it was about time I said hello! I have visited Marrakesh, and Fez and loved it there. That was about 6 years ago and the vivid colours still stay with me. I love how you capture them in your photos.

Paz said...

Does look like an oasis.

Paz

Sally Crawford from London said...

Very lovely pics for a sun-starved Londoner to contemplate - that sun-dappled tree with the bench . . ..

And congratulations on the non-car ownership.

I am a bit radical on this: I have just stopped, completely stopped, visiting places - or people - where I can't get there by public transport (including taxis).

rochambeau said...

Beautiful Elizabeth!
I think is is great that you and your husband get by without a car! The flowers are lush. I miss nasturtiums ! Thanks for taking a photo for me. Hope you and your pals had a great day. Welcome back to Marrakesh!!

xo
Constance

Thank you for your friendship!!

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh....I'm going to gaze at that last photo and imagine myself there.....take a little holiday while sitting at my computer....

You must have had a wonderful day out in the oasis....

Regards,
Lavinia

Lynne said...

all so lovely - the bench under the trees, very inviting

Sara said...

It all looks very inviting there in the green shade.

Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

It is so amazing to me to see how many plants that you have are also found in San Diego. You had such a lovely day, thank for sharing the beautiful flowers with us.

(I love sharing flowers...stop by and get an eyeful of ours!)

Barbara said...

Lovely gardens and the contrast with the walls is stunning

An Aesthete's Lament said...

Am trying to think of what that unidentified flower is called; it's actually one of my favourites, but my brain isn't working. I think it starts with an L (but whether that is the Latin or the common name, I don't recall).

An Aesthete's Lament said...

Finally, I remembered: It's latana!

An Aesthete's Lament said...

Poor typist this morning: LANTANA.