L'Ombre de l'Olivier

The Shadow of the Olive Tree

being the maunderings of an Englishman on the Côte d'Azur

11 August 2006 Blog Home : August 2006 : Permalink

Friday Olive Tree Blogging

Just as a follow on from last week, this is an example of how resilient olive trees are. The dead branches are a former olive tree, the bush beneath is it regrowing from the roots. There were a lot of these dead trees surrounded by new growth so I assume that a few years ago there was either a major frost (or fire?) that managed to kill the exposed trees.

The photo was taken above Rousillon in the Arrière Pays behind Nice where there were whole terraces of such trees. I find it incredible that these hills were once cultivated to such an extent. As always click on the image to enlarge and do look at the rest of the series if you missed it.

I despise l'Escroc and Vile Pin