Symi: it’s good to be back

I didn’t manage to get the issues sorted out which prevented me coming back to Symi in April as planned but I bit the bullet, cut the Gordion knot, took the bull by the horns, and came back on 3 May anyway.

First day back I went for a short walk armed with my new camera, a replacement for the one lost in the hotel fire, so this is a very short blog with a few images of early May on Symi.

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Looking down to Yialos from The Viewpoint

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Just before reaching the ridge, another great view down the valley to the harbour

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On the final leg back to Yialos, Nimborio Bay always seems especially blue and inviting

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This is the time of year when tortoises are most in evidence in the mountains, rustling through the vegetation as it starts to crisp up

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Butterflies take advantage as the oregano comes into flower

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… opening their wings if the wind isn’t too strong

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In places a few dog roses are still in flower

 

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At this height there are not many daisies but a few are still in flower, these known by many names including ‘edible chrysanthemum’

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… while convolvulus creeps everywhere

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A few eye-catching splashes of colour as poppies survive though most are now looking a little worse for wear

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Probably the most dramatic are the great spathes of the Dragon Arum.  Shame they smell like rotting flesh.

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But they manage to look very statuesque

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Thistles, better able to withstand the blistering heat of summer, are starting to come into flower

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Snails gather in high rise tenement blocks before they disappear in the summer heat.

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One Response to Symi: it’s good to be back

  1. Catarina Hägermyr says:

    Thanks for the pics – wonderful to get a glimpse of Symi in spring!😊👌

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