Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
Looking up from the courtyard...........you can just see the very smallest part of the olive tree on the roof.
On a much cloudier day looking upwards...........
and a view from the roof itself. So much time spent studying the sky and enjoying the light.
In the evenings the swifts would circle eating mosquitos and then later the bats would swoop down--then one would know it was supper time.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Dunes and the Atlantic Ocean just south of Essouira.
A good place for surfing and a camel ride on the sand.
A good place for sandcastles and pondering mortality.
Jimi Hendrix supposedly wrote "Castles in the Sand" here.
Our little castle is swirled away by the tide.....
Monday, April 12, 2010
A suq/souk is really just a shop. In Marrakesh there is a whole area
where lots of little shops are all clustered together.
In fact it's a sort of labyrinth of delights.
Many of the little lanes have wood slats in the roof to prevent the sun shining too brightly
and creating wonderful shadows.
So very many different things to see and buy! Jewels and pottery
and metalwork and tea glasses and scarves and baskets......
...but best of all leather slippers that Alladin or Princess Jasmine would envy
in every color and design under the sun......
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Larkspur and roses early in the morning at the covered market near the metalworkers' square.
The butcher was happy to pose in his shop. His turkey sausages are delicious.
My favorite place to buy fruit and vegetables.
It's all astoundingly fresh and plentiful.
You can buy chickens there too and rabbits and fish.
Lots of the stalls have hand-painted signs.
Here the light shines through the slats onto the workers' bikes and mopeds.
Sunday, April 4, 2010
You should go to the Jardin Majorelle early in the morning before the crowds get there....
The gardeners will have just washed the paths
and the reflections are amazingly beautiful.
There are little frogs in the ponds who may pop out onto lily pads.
The colors never cease to amaze me.
Everywhere you looks is magical.