On a Hot Summer's Day

On a hot summer's day all one really wants to do is find a comfy spot in the shade and snooze....

Tomatoes are ripening fast in neighbourhood gardens, even as the heat is scorching the leaves.


Symi is famous for its beautiful neo-classical houses and even new buildings have to follow the prescribed style.


Fresh vine leaves are a beautiful sight.


It may be too hot to grow lettuce and other salad greens but cherry tomatoes in all colours and shapes make an attractive salad to nibble on.

Now that we have become a nation of back yard farmers one sees bales of hay travelling by any means possible.  I spotted this one on my walk to work this morning.


The view from the Kali Strata corner this morning. The bar does not seem to be opening there this year. 
Looking out over the sea the meltemi has blown the haze away and a few localised clouds are casting shadows over the hills.

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I sailed into Panormitis Bay, Symi, by chance one windy July day in 1993 and have been here ever since. The locals tell me that this is one of the miracles of St Michael of Panormitis. A BA graduate with majors in English, Philosophy and Classical Civilisation, the idea of living in what is to all intents and purposes an archaeological site appeals to me. Not as small as Kastellorizo, not as touristy as Rhodes, Symi is just the right size. I live on a small holding which my husband and I have reclaimed from a ruin of over-grazing and neglect and turned into a small oasis over the course of the past 22 years. I also work part-time for Symi Visitor Accommodation, helping independent travellers discover and enjoy Symi's simple pleasures for themselves.

This page is kindly sponsored by Wendy Wilcox, Symi Visitor Accommodation.


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