We peeked into the open cavity inside one ancient tree and marveled at its twisty beauty.
Our guide took a simple instrument from his pocket and began to play.
The music of the flowing water and birdsong filled my ears with a soothing melody.
Here, a thick grove of almond trees blossomed in shades of light pink and white.
It was a place of supreme natural beauty. Smooth red and gold rock surrounded us, forming a round pool at our feet.