PINK WATER

 The pink waters of Salins du Midi, with a pier.

 

SALIN D'AIGUES MORTES

[ salty pink fields ]

...

salt lakes

bordered like fields

grazed by flamingos

the harvest is pink.

.

off in the distance

lit by a mediterranean sun

a castle sits, watching over this

rosy dominion.

.

the coffers are full

mountains of riches

white and gleaming

raked ashore by the men in tall boots.

.

water runs in and out

through channels

gates and sluices

it is hard work, in these fields.

.

but the real worker is a tiny algae

 - halophilic...

it drinks in the sunlight

and by some alchemical process

akin to the green grass

it turns those energies

pink!

.

and when all is quiet

the wind but a whisper

there blooms on the surface

of all the pink fields

a kind of salt flower...

'fleur de sel'

 

...

 

 Seagull flying over pink waters at the Salins du Midi salt flats.
 The salt flats of Salins du Midi with a white castle structure behind.
 Streaks of pollen through the pink waters of Salins du Midi.
 Salt rocks - white lumps of salt at Salins du Midi.
 A huge hill of salt, walking the hill of salt at Salins du Midi.
 Pure white salt granules, raw and unprocessed.
 Pink sea waters and white rocks on the shore.