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 10 April 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


  1. Beautiful, awesome field of flowers!

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

  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!

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

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

  6. Beautiful vibrant colours...

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

  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

  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

  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

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

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


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


  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... ;)

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


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