This blog is dedicated to Malta - my island home. My aim is not to bore you with history but to share my thoughts and a few facts together with a photo or two. For a more in -depth background of the island please go here. The purpose of this blog is not to point out the short-comings of the island. There are plenty that do that already. My wish is to show you the beauty of an island at the cross roads of the Mediterranean, a melting pot of history; a place where fact and fiction are sometimes fused to create unique myths and legends; a country that has been conquered so many times that our culture is a mish mesh of the lands that surround us and of lands far away. I confess that my greatest desire is to make you fall in love with this tiny enchanting island.


Friday 31 July 2009

Images of Summer

It's that time of year again, when the sun's white hot rays beat down on this small island. The fields are parched and the land is dry. Occasionally the faintest of breezes floats in off of the becalmed sea. For those that are lucky enough not to have to work, the cool azure waters beckon.

Summer here is a lazy time, of afternoon siestas behind shuttered windows.

It is when the oleanders paint our roads with whites, baby pinks and reds.

Summer is the time for enjoying nectar-sweet fruit...

... and soul-searing sunsets of indescribable beauty.

It is when the contrast of sun-bleached rocks and deep blue sea ...

and light and shade

is at its greatest.

It is a seasons of contrasts and contradictions. It is the best of seasons. It is the worst of seasons. It is the craziest of seasons.


  1. You have captured my interest Loree...first the idea of following your fairly new blog, but then the beauty of your country and it's rich history appealed to me...I can't visit in person, but I can visit here!

  2. I'm with Wanda on this. I enjoy all my visits to this blog, you had captured my attention from the very first Blog post.

  3. Thank you b oth for your sweet comments. I am so glad that you enjoy my blog ... and my country :)

  4. What lovely photographs. I have visited Malta once and loved it.

    My Dad was in the Royal Navy and was there on occasions during the war. He managed to visit many years later, I know he loved it too.

  5. A lovely entry that describes our idyllic Maltese summer at its best.

  6. Howdy Loree
    What beautiful photos.
    There are so many gorgeous sights to see on your amazing Island.
    It truly looks like paradise.
    Thank you for sharing all the very beautiful photos.
    Blessings of joy to you .
    Happy Trails

  7. Beautiful shots, Loree! I love the overall scenery of your island..

  8. Love that shutter photo. Thanks for stopping by.

  9. These are gorgeous images, Loree. The oleanders are breathtaking; I've never seen so many bushes lining a road before. And I love the contrasts in the last two images that you pointed out.

  10. Loree, all your photos are lovely, but the red shutters one is particularly captivating.
    Very nice!


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