Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Blue Wall/Jardin Majorelle

Blue Wall/Jardin Majorelle, originally uploaded by schmidwix2.

Happy New Year.
Wishing you peace, happiness and prosperity
in 2009

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Season's Greetings

Half a Christmas tree drawn in the sand at Essouira by the retreating tide.

A magical forest  -- also in the sand.

The fountain dressed up for the season.

Also my study window...........

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Two more splendid images from Judy Sidonie Tillinger. Go to her blog magpie'sbeads.blogspot.com and click on all her wonderful Moroccan pictures. 
Argan trees, whose nuts give a most wonderful oil, grow on the coast of Morocco and almost nowhere else.  The oil is used both for cooking and as a beauty aid.
Here a woman sits with a traditional basket of argan nuts.

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.........
and voila!
Magic oil. 

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Judy Tillinger

She sent me links to her astounding pictures. (Go to www.magpiesbeads.blogspot.com) and look on the right hand column.  There are lots of pictures there - Maryam has shown you some of them already.

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......

Here a woman goes shopping in Marrakesh..........
Judy should make a book, a calander, anything.
I could look at her pictures for hours.