April 5, 2008
spring morning's walk
White apple blossoms next to white snow on mountains~ green wheat with purple irises – girls walk with baskets of bread on their heads – the wood fired ovens bake not only the bread, but heat the hammam. Mothers and children come out from the hammam all clean with red cheeks. Heads are covered, mismatched patterns match stone walls and washing. Chickens hide in corners, cows bellow hello. High up at Hassin's we drink tea on the roof where we can see the whole valley and stand face to face with giant mountains. Coming down through terraced gardens to cross rushing streams and awe at the magic of the walnut forest.