Almond Blossom

If you visit the High Atlas Mountains around this time of year, this is one of the springtime sights that will greet you: alluring almond blossom. For many families in this region, the almond tree is a staple crop that feeds them through both the consumption and sale of the seed.

Todgha Gorge, Todra Gorge, Morocco, road, mountain road
The long and winding road: Todgha Gorge, Atlas Mountains, Morocco
The Path to Arthur's Seat, Edinburgh, Scotland
The Path to Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh, Scotland
Feral Feeders: street cats in Essaouira, Morocco
Feral Feeders: street cats in Essaouira, Morocco

Cascades d'Ouzoud, Ouzoud, Morocco
Cascades d’Ouzoud, Ouzoud, Morocco

A beautiful shot of the waterfalls at Ouzoud in the Middle Atlas Mountains.

Visiting these falls is a really refreshing experience after spending time amidst the dry and parched landscape that much of Morocco has to offer. The river that feeds these falls (Oued El Abid) is a delight to see when, for much of the year, many of the bridges you will cross whilst on the road in Morocco straddle nothing more than a woefully dry riverbed.

 

 

Earth, Air, Fire & Water: Imsouane beach, Morocco
Fire & Water, Imsouane beach, Morocco

I loved capturing the elements meeting here, the pocked rock of the earth acting as a container for the other three elements. In many esoteric fields of thought, the place that the elements meet is thought to be a place of spirit. From my point of view, this photo is certainly a symbol of connection to something ‘greater than’; at the time of taking it, I was on an adventure of going wherever spirit led me.

Where the fish land, Essaouira, Morocco
Where the fish land, Essaouira, Morocco
Help yourself! Birds outside a grocery store, Essaouira, Morocco
Help yourself! Birds on grocery store produce, Essaouira, Morocco
Lefarmasyan: pharmacy door, Ouzoud, Morocco
Lefarmasyan: pharmacy door, Ouzoud, Morocco