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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, April 10, 2011

Fields of Scarlet, Fields of Gold

There’s a certain magic afoot at this time of year – the magic of nature, the magic of spring.

Bingemma, Gnejna & Dwejra (109)

It seems to happen overnight, what once 3was a field of green grass is now carpeted in vibrant hues of red and yellow – crimson and gold.

Bingemma, Gnejna & Dwejra (106)

Because as April’s warm winds reach our shores, a period of rapid growth occurs. It seems as if Nature explodes and the countryside dons its party clothes before the climbing temperatures withers everything that isn’t watered.

I don’t know whether it’s by chance or by design, but very often, these fields of crimson and fields of gold are found almost adjacent to each other.

Bingemma, Gnejna & Dwejra (110)

The flowers which cause this pretty spectacle are the clover and the crown daisy: red and yellow; crimson and gold.

Fawwara 242

Bingemma, Gnejna & Dwejra (103)

 

Photographed on the hills of Dwejra

15 comments:

  1. Beautiful, awesome field of flowers!

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  2. Both are very pretty from afar and close up and you have captured the glory of spring so well.

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  3. We don't have vibrant hues in early spring, but later in early summer, but the woods are full of whites and lavender hues!

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  4. a natural carpet...i can imagine just walking and enjoying such a beautiful parade of crimson and gold colors.

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  5. we, too, have a brief and early spring followed by a blistering summer. these are lovely flower carpets...

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  6. Beautiful vibrant colours...

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  7. the first three pictures look like paintings. beautiful.

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  8. how beautiful Loree.. just as you are blooming ours are going into hibernation.. I might just have to pop over your way.. hehehe...

    gorgeous colours and shots!!! brightened my day..

    Have a lovely week.. ciao xxxx Julie

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  9. ooops.. i forgot.. yes it was lavender.. that i stole from the beach many months ago.. naughty me.. I did put it in the garden and it hasn't died yet.. but no flowers..

    ciao xxx Julie

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  10. Absolutely stunning colours! I'm certain it's prettier lovely in person. Nature is beautiful, isn't it?
    Wishing you a lovely week!
    xoxo, B

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  11. lovely pictures, definitely makes me wish i was there.

    following you, would love it if you visited my blog too.

    Cello
    http://cello-in.blogspot.com/

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  12. I love your shots... Beautiful!!

    http://ladyonaroof.blogspot.com/

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  13. the same is happening here. i love the yellow fields. unfortunately jorge refuses to stop on the highway so can get a picture of them... ;)
    xxx

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  14. How beautiful, especially to be seen from a hillside!

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