Sunday, November 14, 2010

"la raccolta" ... harvesting olives in Salento


all through the countryside husbands and wives are out in the olive groves collecting and sifting olives and leaves in the first part of the harvest ...
the clean up around the base of each tree before the nets go down

hard back breaking work...
flashes of colour in a giant flower field caught my attention so I went to see what was going on
Marissa said she is very very tired at the end of each day 


Tomaso gave me 3 oranges from their tree that is groaning with fruit

later I found a magic fairy trullo...

and this running screaming skeleton olive tree.... :)

6 comments:

Rita alias alatvian said...

thank you so much for sharing!
a bit envious! :)

ira said...

The place look like a fairy tales land Frances!

Star of the East said...

I love this kind of village life, so interesting for us city girls :)

donauluft said...

The trulli is magical!

ingermaaike said...

OOOHHHhhhh the taste of fresh picked oranges....*drools*

baahar said...

What a beautiful orange tree. I want one too :)

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