Saturday, October 1, 2011

on the farm



I just returned from four days on an organic farm in Fethiye, acting the chaperone to 45 twelve year-olds. It was great fun, and such a beautiful place. Just before evening, the valley turned golden, deepening the intensity of the red earth. Pomegranate trees, chillies curling in the sun, wailing roosters and Mediterranean warmth— it was lovely. The kids seemed to have a good time, gathering algae in a nearby river, weeding an orchard, and shucking corn. Silly little creatures who make me smile.

3 comments:

Joy said...

Looks like a good time! Always nice to get out of the city and reconnect with nature.

Balaji said...

Wonderful photographs! I enjoy reading your account of your experiences in many far flung places.

szaza said...

Thank you so much, Balaji!

Thanks, Joy. It was really fun.