Summer harvest! by ruthmouch

Summer harvest!

Wadi el Sitt (Valley of the Lady) sits tightly between towering slopes in the Chouf. It has ample water and is, it seems, a huge orchard......peaches, plums, apples, apricots come in both full size and miniature versions.

Sousou's brother, Elie, always calls a couple of times when we are out on our trips to check that we are fine and to ask if we have located any "bayd baladi"....real free range eggs!!
As we negotiated the narrow roads of the village of Wadi el Sitt we stopped and asked about eggs at a roadside workshop where wrought iron doors and fences were being constructed. The owner immediately pulled out his phone and called a neighbour.....and 2 trays were duly ordered. "Park the car, come and sit in the shade" we were invited into the workshop.....chairs and tables were found and we shared our flask of coffee as we chatted. Eggs eventually arrived and after thankyous and goodbyes we were off!!
A wonderful day out yet again.
sounds like paradise
June 28th, 2013  
Beautiful vibrant colour and focus, in contrast with the smooth pastel background :)
June 28th, 2013  
a very beautiful photo Ruth Fav
June 28th, 2013  
Oh how delicious fresh off the tree. And wonderful hospitality yet again!
June 28th, 2013  
Lovely story and picture. Sounds like a dream!
June 28th, 2013  
Almost good enough to eat! Lovely shot Ruth
June 28th, 2013  
Sounds like a lovely day out. Mmmm this shot is real peachy. :)
June 28th, 2013  
This is dreamily beautiful. fav
June 28th, 2013  
Beautiful colour
June 28th, 2013  
Lovely
June 28th, 2013  
Love the dappled sunlight and the sheer edibleness (is that a word?!) of the peach. Great story of hospitality and warmth
June 28th, 2013  
Oh...so delicious!
June 28th, 2013  
A lovely shot, they do look delicious.
June 28th, 2013  
Sue
Feel like I could reach out & touch them Ruth, wonderful shot. Sounds like a wonderful day.
June 28th, 2013  
So you got your eggs! That is terrific! And the fruit in the orchard sounds great too!
June 28th, 2013  
Lovely shot. Great focus and DOF.
June 28th, 2013  
Looks beautiful. Katharine
June 28th, 2013  
Lovely focus. :)
June 28th, 2013  
Peaches off the tree & I have to but mine in the supermarket, no comparison!!!
Love that bloom you have caught there!
June 28th, 2013  
lovely focus and wonderful colours, really like the lighting
June 28th, 2013  
A wonderful heartwarming story and a lovely juicy peach!
June 28th, 2013  
So lovely - I feel as if I could just reach in and pick it!
June 28th, 2013  
bep
Lovely! Heartwarming story.
June 28th, 2013  
Lovely summer shot.
June 28th, 2013  
Caz
Sweet shot and I loved the story !
June 29th, 2013  
Nothing beats fresh fruit
June 29th, 2013  
Great story of local friendship. That peach photo literally has my mouth watering.
June 29th, 2013  
Great pov and colour.
June 29th, 2013  
looks so fresh
June 29th, 2013  
Love the image and backstory. This peach looks absolutely luscious!
June 30th, 2013  
Great shot.
June 30th, 2013  
Another lovely image -----as always !!
June 30th, 2013  
Gorgeous.
July 1st, 2013  
Such beautiful color and DOF in this composition. Your story is fascinating as always!
July 4th, 2013  
love the lighting and, of course, your narrative!
July 4th, 2013  
beautiful lighting and comp!
July 6th, 2013  
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