These old fruit trees, even with its gnarly old branches, still had new blooms sprouting from them.
The color of these blossoms was simply exquisite. The contrast of the old with the new truly glorious.
Growing up these flowers, the good ole’ pig-face, were some of the very first my mother planted in her garden of the home she’d had built. In absolutely no time there was so much color surrounding her new home on the east coast of Australia.
Imagine my surprise then when we were staying in southern Morocco and saw these colorful beauties growing abundantly in the fields. Of course I’ve since discovered these blooms are rather partial to growing in rocky, sandy conditions!
Never did I dare dream that not only would I fulfill my desire of traveling to Morocco (and spending a night in the Sahara Desert) but I would do so with my young children. What an amazing time we had with so many incredible experiences!
Here my two little darlings are enjoying some “down-time” with a game by the pool at Sawadi, our kasbah for the week we spent in Southern Morocco.
The Daily Post Photo Challenge this week is Beloved.
Oh my goodness, we’re already at the last letter of the alphabet? Oh how times flies when you’re having fun and trust me, this photo challenge hosted by Lori Bravo at Let There be Peace on Earth has been loads of fun!
This photo I’ve shown before but it always makes me smile when I see it. We’d traveled from the east coast of Iceland down to south-east Morocco all in one day. One very long day for our then five and the sleeping three-year old below traveling with us!
In this photo we were still in Casablanca on a six-hour layover before our flight to Ouarzazate where we still had over an hour’s drive to our kasbah outside Skoura (which had forgotten to send a car to collect us but that’s a WHOLE other story…). And don’t even get me started on the abandoned bag that was blown up by the bomb squad IN the Paris airport whilst we were there searching for our connecting flight!
A big thank you again to Lori for hosting this fabulous challenge – it really has been a trip down memory lane on so many occasions – LOVED IT!
It’s interesting how Women and Work came to mind when thinking of the letter W. The work undertaken by the women in Morocco is astounding and rather frustrating at times when you see the men sitting around drinking mint tea!
To join in the fun of this challenge simply create your own interpretation of Lori’s letter of the week with as many photos you like then title and tag your post with 26 Weeks Letter Challenge.
This week the One Word Challenge Word from Jennifer Nichole Wells is… CANDID. There were SO many photos of my children that I was tempted to use. So, so many.
Fortunately for them as I scrolled through the one or two thousand photos of them, I came across some of our memories of Morocco. This is a very candid photo of a woman washing by the side of the river.
This was just one of the many incredible scenes we witnessed driving through the Moroccan countryside, on our way to touch the base of the Atlas Mountains. Hey, when in Morocco!