Olives in Gethsemane-3
Olive trees in the traditional Garden of Gethsemane, on the Mount of Olives. No-one knows for certain how old these trees are. What is known, though, is that the monks who owned this land through the period of Ottoman control were never required to pay tax on their fruit, suggesting the trees pre-dated the Ottoman period. If only I had noticed that smudge on the lense earlier!!!!!