Thursday, March 3, 2011

Light at Susie's House




One of the magical things about Morocco is how light......


is tossed from a lamp casting shadows ......


 seeps in though internal windows.....


 falls slap onto oranges in the courtyard


  and bathes the pale roses by the pool.


Blue and red glass in the fanlight brighten a quietly colored room.


So  very many cushions in the salon!


 and how sharp the shadows of the olive tree in morning light. 


In the evening the candles flicker on a sheepskin rug in the courtyard.



All the photos in this post were taken in February at Riad Villa el Arsa, my friend Susie Scott's very old guest house in the medina where we stayed part of the time we were in Marrakesh. 


9 comments:

Kay said...

oh so lovely..I can't wait to visit there someday.

Joan said...

Oh Morocco! You bring back such memories for me. How lovely sharing your wonderful photos. It makes me want to return.

G.G. Mueller said...

Your photos tell of such peace. The colors soothe the soul. I can imagine people there, living their lives.
Your art is exquisite. Thank you.

somepinkflowers said...

you
always manage to find
the perfect light
and
her subtle sister, shadow.

Jo said...

Hi Elizabeth! I was there with you and your photos still show me things in ways I didn't see them before. You have such a gift...thank you for sharing it with the rest of us.

Marja said...

what a magical photos Just what I needed right now. We have a simular lantern lamp at home like the top one. I got it from my mumand passed it on to my daughter

WindyRiver said...

Just beautiful!

Crafty Gal Linda said...

Your pictures are stunning.

moroccomama said...

Oh Elizabeth, I always love your photos, you have great way of seeing beauty everywhere. I especially love this post, since I'm a light junky.
So nice to see you in Marrakesh for a bit.