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Alphabe Thursday … O is for Olives, trees and oil

August 30, 2012

The Buddhist retreat where I am staying is situated in the Axarquia region; well known for its mild sub-tropical microclimate.  On the hills around are large mango and avocado plantations.  Dotted about are small olive groves.  The olives are harvested by the community; a substantial amount of olives and oil is produced to provide a little extra income.  

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  1. August 30, 2012 3:52 pm

    Lovely shots. 🙂

  2. August 30, 2012 6:31 pm

    Great idea – O for olives – and great photos!
    My contribution today for Alphabe – Thursday: Oakridge NJ @ ImagesByCW

  3. August 30, 2012 9:01 pm

    I love olives, black, green, big, little, oil, pitted, non pitted. Makes no difference. Yum!

  4. August 30, 2012 10:15 pm

    Olives and oil oil, two of life’s greatest pleasures!

    • August 31, 2012 7:03 am

      It makes me smile when I buy a huge bottle of the golden nector;when I remember the tiny bottle my mother kept in the bathroom cabinet for ear ache!!

    • August 31, 2012 7:03 am

      It makes me smile when I buy a huge bottle of the golden nector;when I remember the tiny bottle my mother kept in the bathroom cabinet for ear ache!!

  5. Karen S. permalink
    August 31, 2012 12:42 am

    Nice post, but olives are not for me! 🙂

    • August 31, 2012 7:05 am

      I know what you mean .. part of the exercise and the art of accepting praise thank you Have a good day xx

  6. littlebitquirky permalink
    September 2, 2012 6:44 am

    Really nice photos. It looks like a gorgeous place!

    • September 2, 2012 8:13 am

      Yes it is beautiful … just at the moment there is not a sound even the crickets have not yet begun their song of the sun.

  7. September 5, 2012 12:58 am

    My accupuncturist and I were talking about Buddhism today.

    I love the peace of your photos.

    I can feel the calm in your words.

    I think this is something I need to explore more.

    Thank you for sharing this lovely, lovely post.

    A+++

    • September 5, 2012 5:51 am

      Dear Jenny … you won’t need to go far xxxx Thankyou for the nice comments

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