The stories of my life on a little island in the middle of the Mediterranean sea ... and my occasional adventures beyond these shores.

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Watching The Storm Roll In

It’s been one of those weekends. I meant to accomplish much but didn’t do half of what I planned. Saturday was a slow, lazy day. The rain fell incessantly. I relaxed and read and didn’t do much of anything - my favourite type of day after a hectic week. It gave me time to think about the month that has just flown by. Apart from celebrating my birthday and dealing with a bout of flu, January went the way all Januarys usually go – without much fanfare; anonymously, almost.Nadur 001
Sunday morning dawned bright and sunny. Out in the yard, drops from the previous night’s rain hung upside down on the washing line, like diamond beads on a necklace. I shook the line and they scattered everywhere. In the afternoon, we went for a drive, aimlessly, and ended up at Nadur Tower – the highest point on the island. Nadur 017
This place always has a profound effect on me – like it has a secret story to share and it wants me to tell the tale. Beyond the tower, far out at sea but moving quickly inwards, a fierce storm raged. Soon, wispy tendrils of clouds floated around the tower’s head. Hot on their heels, slate grey clouds enveloped us in darkness. Nadur 007
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As we ran to the car, the rain started to fall. We sat there for a while, in silence, watching the rain form tiny rivulets on the windows. Then we drove away, leaving behind a brooding, lonely tower. With a story to tell.
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Location: Nadur Tower, Bingemma Gap – February 2014

16 comments:

  1. That sounds like a very nice weekend to me!

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  2. I think I know what you mean about a place having a secret story. There are a handful that I can recall. I'm sorry to hear you had the flu, and hope your birthday was not during that time. Belated Happy Birthday!

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  3. Happy Birthday!
    Glad you flu is over

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  4. Happy belated birthday. I love your dramatic photos.. I always love finding new places to explore and learning the history. xoxo, B

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  5. Interesting clouds and views, I love the tower. Happy belated birthday!

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  6. Belated birthday wishes! What a beautiful post.

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  7. Oh, you put me right there with your words and images.

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  8. It is always a delight to read your posts and view your photographs of Malta.
    Sue.

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  9. Wow, dramatic weather calls for dramatic words and images. You capture the feeling of the storm perfectly.

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  10. Belated happy birthday Loree :-)

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  11. I've looked at the last photo a few times, and it still gives me the chills, like the Earth is going to be swallowed up by the clouds.

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  12. So you also have rain in sunny Malta ! I am so fed up with rain !

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  13. The air fairly crackles when you're outgunning a storm ...

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    1. Also, I wish I'd known it was your b-day. I may have to remedy my lack of knowledge with a little something in the mail after I get yours. :)

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  14. Oh Loree I get lost in your words and your photos, I have never been to Malta in the impending winter - or at least I cannot remember my childhood winters while I lived there....how nice it would be to sit there and experience this for my self xx

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  15. Dear Loree - your words are soft and so descriptive...love the beaded necklace upside down on the line...just lovely.. They paint a picture even without a photo. I so love my visits here to your blog.

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