Thursday, February 10, 2011

Olive terracing

This is some terracing in a grove below Casa Margherita. Years ago the hills would all have had terracing on, but with the advent of tractors and the fact they required not some small effort to maintain they have fallen down and largely disappeared.

From the terrain you can tell where they would have existed and indeed the landscape of this area would have looked very different. When you look at our hill it looks green with the grass below the trees and the trees themselves. If, however, you imagine quite a substantial amount of terracing then the grey of the stone above would make the view very different indeed.

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