Puglia is white, with white houses and white walls.
While you are on the plane you can view these white cities and the white clouds.
But when you walk in the countryside, near the low stone walls near the fields (grape, artichokes, vegetables, fruit trees) you can see the natural sculptures of olive trees.
For italians, Puglia (the region of South Italy) IS olive oil (and olive trees) wine fields and red earth.
These are photos near my house, where I go during my winter holidays.
Fantastic natural sculptures!
...each trunk has a unique life, each trunk of tree is carved by the wind...Every tree is hundreds of years old!
I can not stop touching and to photographing these trees, I am in love with these plants carved and sculpted!
In many cities of South Italy, the tradition is to plant an olive tree when a child is born.
This is my wish for the birth of this new year, a strong and harmonious 2009!