VIVE LA FRANCE - Did you know that, depending on the region, the first olives are harvested in September. Olives can be picked at any time during the ripening process, from when they are green until they are fully ripe and black. #olives olives, olives
An olive tree, one of Athena's symbol represents peace, although Athena is the goddess of war
Full page image of the plant Olea europaea (Olive tree) with men and women harvesting olives, one up a ladder, and a man with a donkey carrying paniers; a stream and mill in the background. Dioscorides’ ‘De re medica’, by Pietro Andrea Mattioli, Physician of Siena, assembled and illustrated by Gherardo Cibo—ca. 1564-1584.
Olive Tree art print antique kitchen art print by VictorianWallArt
But for an Italian, as for most Mediterranean people, the olive tree has been seen throughout history as almost holy - a symbol of peace, victory, and the endurance of life itself - evoking feelings of harmony, vitality, and health.
Vincent van Gogh: Olive Grove. Completion Date: 1889 Place of Creation: Saint-rémy-blanzy, France Style: Post-Impressionism
Vincent van Gogh - The White Cottage Among the Olive Trees - 1889
Ancient Olive Tree in Jerusalem, Israel! The root systems of these ancient trees date back over 2,000 years!!