Dressing up the olive trees.
Fishnet tights for everybody in the grove.
No olive harvest without the proper tools.
Barefoot picking. October 2012, the hottest olive harvest ever.
The first case of olives. Now we're talking.
Approaching tree number two.
"How to get up there?". The main concern of every serious picker.
Ladder or straight forward tree climbing?
And as a last resort...
After all the hard work - time for contemplation.
And more contemplation...
Things are starting to look good.
Less than last year, but enough to get us through the next 12 months.
Yet another reason for that backache.
Every tree picked. Time to pack up.
The end of a long romance.
The olive press. Where technique is taking over.
The first oil pouring in. Worthy of a Rothko.
That color! Sheer Tuscan pride.
Nothing like that first bruschetta right after picking.
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