15.6.12

A change is as good as a rest






































It's still raining in Ireland and so my mind has wandered back to May and the heart of an olive grove in the mountains of Mallorca.

Arriving during the night through a perilous cliff side track. Smelling before seeing. Ground cover of thyme, rosemary and lavender filling the still air as we walked our final few steps down to the small gate of the house where we would stay for two whole weeks!

The twisted olive trees and the rocky mediterranean coastline were revealed at dawn. The heat of the rising sun soon seeped into our bones and the freckles appeared on our noses. Every evening on the terrace over looking the sea, I took photos of the fading light.  Every day we climbed down the stony path to the rocks and swam out through deep warm water, dreaming.

The sun burning on skin, the dry raked earth and fallen lemons on the streets of the village, five swims and a fish supper to follow. A change is as good as a rest, no wonder we crave it, here in the land of 40 shades of green, and endless days of rain.






14 comments:

  1. It all looks amazing,a beautiful dream on a rainy day.It's raining here too. Lovely photos as always.
    Happy weekend.....whatever the weather!
    Ruby

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  2. Perfect holiday - great photos.

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  3. Love the scenery today. Such stunning scenes and images.

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  4. Th gnarled old olives are fascinating, ours are still young, slender and willowy. Wishing you some sunny summer days at home too!

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  5. Aaah....stop teasing us with your beautiful photos....still raining down south too,after 2 days....there can't be much more left up there,can there???

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  6. Sorry to hear about the rain, but what a fab change you had. It reminds me of our vacation on Capris. The steep paths, the food, the sun....just the change of pace, exploring, relaxing and really being in the moment...Love those trees....hoping the sun will shine soon on your little patch!

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  7. We also have endless rain, especially today so it is good to read and view Mallorca.

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  8. Gorgeous. Heard it was beautiful there....beautiful shots.

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  9. Beautiful pictures of Ireland - I've been to your beautiful country twice and can't wait to come again. Where is the lane with the crooked trees and the costal shot with all the wonderful wild lavender located? Wish I were there now visiting.

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    1. This one is the only post that is not Ireland! Hence the lavender and bluest of blue sea. This is Mallorca, also a most beautiful country. Thanks for your kind comment:~)

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  10. Ah well Catherine, just gotta grin and enjoy those forty shades of green; and in weather like that, it's a delight to see that lovely Mediterranean country road, lemons and almost smell the lavender and spicy herbs.

    Interestingly, despite the rain and gales sweeping our little corner of Ireland, the lavender in our garden is so happy that it's seeding like dandelion. Global warming perhaps!!!!

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  11. That's mad George, just noticed this year that my lavender is self seeding all over a gravel path......bring on the global warming......just in Ireland anyway:~)

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  12. What a lovely respite! You have found a retreat to relax all your cares away. It looks so beautiful and seems like a feast for the senses. Have a wonderful time!

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  13. oh my gosh, i can smell all the citrus and herbs! sounds so amazing xx

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