>> Friday, February 28, 2014 – Clean Monday, Dodecanese Day, February weather, Symi architecture, Symi in March
|Waiting patiently for her owner.|
|If you look carefully, there is a clump of white freesias growing from the top of the wall in the centre of the photograph.|
|The rubble filling this ruin turns into a vertical garden at this time of the year.|
|The locals usually pull their boats out of the water in the winter, parking them wherever they can find a vacant spot. This one, tethered to a tree in the town square, is providing a sunny conservatory for a local cat to nap in.|
|A sheep in the Pedi Valley, happily munching among the oregano bushes and wild grasses.|
Apart from Clean Monday there is a second bank holiday next week, 7 March which is Dodecanese Day. This commemorates when the Dodecanese group of islands became part of modern Greece after the Second World War. Every island has a parade with traditional dancing in local costumes. Although it is Lent, wine and meat are permitted on Dodecanese Day.
Have a good weekend. I will be back on Tuesday, after the holiday.