Monday, March 5, 2012

Ain Dara, Syria

Spring has come to western Syria, a region that once stood as a Byzantine breadbasket. The wet winter has been good to the crops. As for the sheep, they are not welcome here. Their grazing territory is in the degraded uplands where there are no crops to menace. [1993]

1 comment:

  1. The groves in the background are probably mad of olive trees; they could also be almond trees or apricots. All such trees are common in the Mediterranean basin.