Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Flying in the Spring...
I had hoped to see red poppy fields during the flight. I didn't. What I did see was swaths of fertile looking green! Spring in Afghanistan. What a land of contrast.
With the Spring of leaves, I could make out actual orchards!
The towns look so barren though...like they just grew up from the dirt. It appears from the air like some towns just dissolve themselves back into the ground and move to a new location nearby. You can barely make out rectangular outlines where they used to be. I think the desert eats them!