Summer on a small island in the Mediterranean can be quite stressful. Both locals and tourists are out in droves and it is always difficult to find a quiet nook somewhere to just relax and find a moment’s peace. The heat has been kind to us this year – apart from two very hot weeks in August, the temperature was mostly bearable. And for that I am more than thankful.
But now the days are getting shorter and the shadows longer. The sun’s rays are losing some of their power and there is just a hint of crispness in the evening and early morning air. After weeks of bright blue skies, clouds are appearing overhead and we have had our first downpours. Maybe this year summer will make an early exit and let autumn work its magic on the land.
For this is when nature comes back to life again over here. And I long to be back in the valleys and on the deserted beaches, searching for the wild flowers that will soon paint the landscape in a myriad different hues and hoping to learn the secrets of the wind as it whispers playfully in my ears.