It has indeed been a while since I put the fabric down and picked up my camera. To be honest, I have had a bit of a downer on Morocco for a few months. However, today I was meeting real life friend Elizabeth and her husband Robert who were visiting from New York. Elizabeth used to live here and is an incredible photographer and can capture the beauty of everyday life. She blogs here, here and this is her dog Buster's blog. Shhhh. Don't tell Archie. Oh yeah, she's a prolific blogger.
Perhaps a couple of hours walking in the souqs with Elizabeth could inspire me to take more photos. After a coffee, we went for a walk through the souqs and I tried to capture some of the beauty, colour and interest of Morocco which once held me captivated.
I think Zaki and the chameleon fall in to the interesting category...
...as does this huge tub of fresh snails. Mmmm. Not.
These baskets are definitely colourful!
As are these pink painted wooden tables.
These tiles are beautiful, colourful and interesting and look like perfect inspiration for quilt blocks.
I love these bowls too.
Some of these fossils are really colourful and Zaki would definitely put them in the interesting category!
Pretty sparkly sequined baskets...
...and pretty sparkly lighting glimpsed through a pink archway while standing next to a pink bicycle.
Every day street scenes still capture my interest even after 11 years, like this woman cycling through an archway...
...or this fruit seller and his cart...
...and I love this hand of Fatima painted on to the side of a building to ward off the evil eye.
...and even when we have reached the silly face time of day, I still find this little guy beautiful and interesting.
Thanks Susan for the kick up the photographic backside and to Elizabeth and Robert for a lovely walk through the souqs. I hope you enjoyed it too. Here's a very short video I shot as Zaki and I were leaving the restaurant where we had lunch.