Spring Greens

Spring brings some interesting skies.

Nature turns old stone walls and ruins into wonderful rock gardens. This wall is covered with delicate ferns.

A hardware store and chandlery has suddenly appeared in the basement of this house in the back lanes of Chorio.

A pristine poppy.

Another natural garden in Chorio. 

Campanula growing in a gutter in Chorio

Pelargoniums in Pedi.

The magnificent Valonia oak in Lieni in spring finery.
I apologise for the absence of a blog on Friday.  I had to go to Rhodes to do various things and wound up being away from Symi for 3 days.

Symi is splendid in her spring finery at the moment.  The weather is mild and dry with temperatures in the low twenties and everything seems to be green and growing wherever one looks. There has been no proper rain for some time and it is now necessary to water plants and gardens.  We will be lucky if we have one or two more rainy days between now and October.

Down in the harbour there is a mass of activity as the day trips from Rhodes start a week today. Awnings are being hosed down and the air hums with power tools.

Have a good week.


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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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