Sunday, March 19, 2006

Yellow month

March is sometimes known as 'yellow month' in Cyprus. Just walking or driving around, it's pretty clear why. Not just the lemons:

...but gardens and wasteland full of quite attractively coloured weeds:

... including these ones, which are so pretty that I cultivate them in places:

...and freesias, the only kind of bulb that seems to flourish here:

... and this rather stunning shrub, that's been in bloom for a week or two:

... and this one, which has just blossomed in the last few days:

I don't know what most of them are, and for most of the year will barely notice these plants. But at present, much of Cyprus looks very Spring-like.

1 comment:

mreddie said...

Spring is beautiful in any language. ec