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.


Sunday 7 March 2010

Wild Flowers

During spring time this small island is filled with the bloom and fragrance of hundreds of different wild flowers. Here are just a few that are colouring up our landscape before the summer drought.

Bahrija Valley (17)

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Bahrija Valley (27) Bahrija Valley (1)

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 Bahrija Valley (8)           Bahrija Valley (12)

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  1. I8 recognize some of them, (and I don't mean the dandelion). Some of them I remember from my childhood years, some of them grow in my grandmother's village. Nice post, makes me long for Summer!

  2. It's wonderful to see the flowers blooming in your area. Lovely pictures!

  3. The photos are beautiful, Loree. I recognize many of the same flowers here, but Spring has not yet sprung, here in Ohio! Soon though.♥

  4. you are so lucky to have already flowers !
    Here it is still too cold - 4°C today ! Very unusual !

  5. These are so beautiful Loree! There is something so magical about wildflowers! I love the second shot alot..gorgeous! They all intrigue me! Beautiful post!Wonderful photography!

  6. Your wildflower photos are beautiful; it must be wonderful to see them and smell their fragrance in person! Ours should be coming out soon. =)

  7. I think graffitis exist in whole Europe !
    The only countries where I have not seen one single graffiti was in Egypt and Morocco !

  8. Beautiful serie of Macro , love the colors. Spring is on the air there ;)
    have a nice day

  9. Such common flowers and yet so beautiful. We take so many things for granted.

  10. Those are gorgeous flowers! Beautiful shot, Loree!


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