L'Ombre de l'Olivier

The Shadow of the Olive Tree

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

29 December 2006 Blog Home : December 2006 : Permalink

Friday Olive Tree Blogging

The last one of the year.

A view of a nicely manicured garden including olive trees near Grasse. If you look at the hill behind you see many many more olive trees in gardens too. Once upon a time all these were "working" olive trees, but these days I would guess very few of them are actually harvested. I suspect that the ones in the foreground, which is the garden of large old chateau/villa, have always been partly there for display but I am sure that once upon a time they were used for oil as well.

As always you can click on the image to see it enlarged and go here to see other entries in the series. I find it interesting to see that the sky appears white in this picture. It was actually a beautiful azure - as in this photo taken from the almost same location but in a different direction showing the villa.

I despise l'Escroc and Vile Pin