L'Ombre de l'Olivier

The Shadow of the Olive Tree

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

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20091009 - Friday Olive Tree Blogging

On Wednesday I did a gentle jog along the Canal de la Siagne - an irrigation canal that I've blogged about before - taking photos. This jaunt was from Mouans Sartoux to Grasse and is but a portion of the entire canal. At some point I'll do the Mougins stretch and the much larger bit upstream of Grasse. The canal was built to provide water to the olive tree groves and other fields in the Val de Grasse as well as to the inhabitants of Cannes and the coast. It winds along the hillside avoiding most built up areas (Grasse and bits of Mougins being notable exceptions) and is an echo back to a rural past gradually disappearing. This photo is looking towards Grasse and includes some of the olive trees that have no doubt benefited from its water over the last century plus since it was built.
20091009 - Friday Olive Tree Blogging
As always click on the image to see it enlarged and don't forget to visit of the olive tree blogging archives for further reminders of how nice olive trees are.