Last weekend we went to visit the family of our Amazir counterpart. We knew they lived in the mountains, and had pictured a rather barren landscape (and in fact, the steeper slopes don't support much vegetation), but we encountered green valleys, clear streams fed by melting snow, terraced fields of ripening wheat and fruit trees, and wide pastures with rambling herds of goat and sheep!
When one thinks of Morocco, one may be inclined to think of deserts, camels, and labyrinthine marketplaces; but by travelling to the mountains, one finds vistas that are more like New Mexico! It was a perfect spring day, and the family had arranged a lunch which started with their own walnuts, moved on to goat (tajine and skewers) and ended with the apples they had grown. It was an unforgettable experience of true Moroccan hospitality and a spectacular landscape.
A colorful collection of blankets for the cold winter months