Sunday, 6 December 2009

Olive Picking

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Well its olive picking time again. Ian was helping some Greek friends to pick their olives last week. It is quite hard work, even with the machines.

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This is a typical site in the olive groves right now. The nets are placed on the ground to catch all the olives as they are knocked off the branches. This picture shows them having a break to drink a little Raki.

When they were all working I took myself a little walk and left them to it.

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These are two ruined windmills

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This one has had a little bit of renovation.

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A view over the olive groves.

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The weather has been a bit changeable this week, the sun comes out and it’s quite hot, then it clouds over and the rain comes and when it rains it rains very heavy. Your drenched in no time. I know this very well, as the last two days when taking Lucky on her morning walk I have been caught about half way around and got absolutely soaked.

How is the weather treating you in your neck of the woods?

6 comments:

vivien said...

Your photos as usual are lovely, however, I don't know whether it is my computer or failing eyesight but I am having difficulty reading the white writing on the light blue background. Glad to see that you back writing in your blog regularly.

Judith said...

Oh, Sorry vivien, don't know what has happened there but the background should be red. Is anyone else having problems?

Lynn said...

I love the scenes you share with us, thanks. So beautiful there.
Dry and still here with just a bit of chill on the air. Not too cold in California.
Your banner is beautiful.

vivien said...

Thankyou...now very easy to read however the writing is black on a light blue background...definitely not red! Our weather here in British Columbia Canada is very crisp right now...-7 degrees but clear and sunny with beautiful blue skies.

FeatherDuster said...

What a change in lifestyle that would be.

The Curious Cat said...

Wonderful photos - I like how you have made your blog all christmasy too! xxx

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