|Blue skies over Chorio|
|The 'second spring' has really perked up the planters and tiny gardens in Chorio.|
|Waiting for breakfast.|
|A red collar in Chorio.|
|Chorio gentlemen's outfitters. He will move on to Panormitis in the course of the week.|
|There are stories in the layers of tinted whitewash on the walls of the Symi houses. Blue was a popular expression of solidarity with the mainland Greeks in their War of Independence.|
|You may recall I posted a photograph of this wall after the September rains, with a fern unfurling and the first flush of green grass coming up. Look at how lush it is now!|
|Wild clematis in flower in Chorio.|
|Health and safety? What's that? A death-defying ladder used by a painter in Chorio to reach a barred upper window as it can't be accessed by leaning out. One wonders what the bars were for, so high up off the ground.|
|A late season megayacht, the Azzurra 2. The water taxis and the Poseidon are now out of the water, in the boatyard in Harani and won't be launched again until the spring.|
The weather for this week is clear and mild with temperatures between 18 and 22 degrees centigrade and no strong winds or rain expected, unlike the central and western Mediterranean. It is excellent weather for walking and, as you can see from the photographs, botanising as the wild flowers are coming up all over the island.
Have a good week.