I read in this essay the following and I do not understand what they mean to express, even after looking up all the words I don't know in the dictionary. Please point me in the right direction.
la campagne est noire de soleil
The first part of this seems to read "the countryside is black...", but after adding the "de soleil" bit I am not sure what it is supposed to express.
… la masse noire de Chenoua qui prend racine dans les collines autour du village, et s'ébranle d'un rythme sûr et pesant pour aller s'accroupir dans la mer.
I understand the first part as saying "the black mass of Chenoua take root in the hills outside the village" and the next part seem to mean something like "and sets out in a sure and heavy rhythm to the sea", but I'm not sure of its exact meaning.
… une profusion de roses thé épaisses comme de la crème…
This seems to describe roses clustered together since I think épais means bushy. But why the use of "comme de la crème" at the end? What is that supposed to mean? And is the word "thé" to describe the colour of the roses or something else?