All along the incredible Draa valley one finds swaying beauty of the palmeries.
This fertile strip set within the great desolation is the source of most of the worlds dates.
Some nineteen different varieties grow here each with subtle differences of flavour and form.
The incredible energy of the desert sun is incorporated into the sweetness of these oblate fruits.
That such richness is found in such barren aridity is a testament to the latent fecundity of life itself.
The livingness simply wishes to be expressed in all its magnificence and seemingly needs no more than water and sunlight to do so.
Even the most infertile ground bears the promise of great beauty.
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