Drifts of Azure Lupins

Fine sunny conditions continue to light up our little corner of the Mediterranean and yesterday the first poppies opened in my garden. I have to wet down the greenhouse several times a day to keep the temperatures reasonable and those parts of the garden that receive direct sunlight need daily watering to prevent the surface from crusting over. It is not quite safe to move everything out of doors yet.

Drifts of azure lupins tower above the white daisies in many fields and the larger yellow daisies are starting to flower by the football pitch. Going out to Nimborio yesterday, the hillside above the road was a mass of white and pink rockroses and several large brown cows made an incongruous sight, sitting in a rocky field of cyclamens and contemplating the sea. Most of the houses are still boarded up as the stormy season is by no means over and many waterfront properties have their more delicate shrubs shrouded in shadecloth and sacking as protection against hail and salt spray.

High pressure is expected to continue to dominate in the area for a few more days and temperatures are ranging between 15 and 25. It is still distinctly cold in the shady places - like our office for instance!

Have a good weekend.


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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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