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.


Wednesday 23 February 2011

Country Roads

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Do you want to take a walk with me along some pretty country roads? I am sure that Nature will show us some of her wonders – like these golden crown daisies; clumps of borage and blooming asphodel.


We’ll see trees, still leafless and forlorn, and others that have burst into colourful blooms and blossoms.

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In bare branches, empty nests wait for new eggs to be laid and in the undergrowth, silent snails leave a shimmering, silvery path as they slither up stalks – perhaps to feel the warmth of the sun?

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We’ll hear the song of the birds and the gurgling of little streams. A few bees and butterflies might buzz around our head as all of Nature waits for the signal that will herald the exuberant growth of soon-coming Spring.

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  1. Those are some seriously phenomenal photos! I am thrilled to have found your blog. It is an inspiration.

  2. Wow...what a Gorgeous post Loree! awe-inspiring beauty...nature simply captures my heart ..thankyou!!

  3. You have outdone yourself with these photos... bravo! What a delight to see your beautiful island country as the seasons gently change...

    Malta is in the news in the US today, providing a safe haven via ferry... Merci, mon amie


  4. Greetings from Southern California.

    I added myself to follow your blog.
    You are more than welcome to visit mine
    and become a follower if you want to.

    God Bless You, ~Ron

  5. Beautiful country landscapes as spring is spread in your beautiful island Loree.
    Have a great day.

  6. It's raining pots and buckets here, has been for days. This is like honey to me. Just marvellous!

  7. these photos are making me yearn for spring. i miss the colors of nature here. i hope winter goes away soon.

  8. i envy you. you won't see anything like that in this city i live in..

  9. I am speechless Loree, Malta is beautiful...

  10. It looks as if spring has settled in ! How wonderful, I wished I could walk there !

  11. Aw...such a sweet, little snail. Such a priviledge to capture the image ~ xox Alexandra

  12. It truly feels as if I've been there with you, heard the sounds, saw the beautiful scenery...simply gorgeous!

  13. Oh how wonderful - spring is there! I love the pic with the snail and all the others, too. Hugs from Luzia.


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