I love olive trees, they absolutely fascinate me because they look so stolid, stable and patient. Patient? Well, that’s my take on them because they are long-lived, forgiving of the harsh climate in which they grow and they are life-giving – wood for heat, olives for food, and olive oil for cooking. Here in North Cyprus you see lots of single olive trees, olive orchards and many villages produce their own olive oil. So here’s a collection of photos I’ve taken of olive trees – some are au naturel, others I’ve fiddled with. You’ll see that three are pretty much the same, but i can’t make my mind up which I prefer. I’d be interested to hear what you think.