Saturday, November 25, 2006
Autumn . . .
Autumn has arrived in Libya. The leaves on the trees are slowly turning from green to brown with all the lovely shades of gold and red in between. I took a peaceful walk at the farm yesterday. The weather was perfect; cool, fresh and the skies where blue with hardly a cloud to be found.
Though the trees are losing their leaves, the grass is green again, the effect of the recent rains. The earth has lost the dusty smell it has during the summer and you can walk without getting your shoes full of loose sand.
The very first wildflowers are beginning to appear. Always the yellow flowers show up first.
The olives are ripening, some are ready to be picked. Soon we will replenish our supply of olive oil and process olives for eating.
I watched the sunset and then went home just as the owls and bats began their day.