A walk to the outskirts of this historical town treats me to wonderful views of the surrounding villages and countryside, places like Sannat, Xewkija and Xaghra can be seen easily, and in between the villages there is a wealth of greenery and meadows full of yellow flowers. It was a cold day, a slight breeze made me put on my hat, but for walking it was excellent weather. I had been to the library, where the librarians were freezing, obviously because their job demands deskwork, it is a fairly small library here but the librarians are very helpful and friendly. The book stock, although some of it is old enough, is very interesting to me for my chosen subject while we are here. So after that visit I decided to head off on the nearest street and see where it would bring me. Interestingly it turned out to be a different area from most of what I have seen of Victoria because up to now I have just hung out in the oldest part of town, here it is very residential. The whole town of Victoria is very residential, a pleasant town to live in I can say from experience, very friendly, always something happening and buzzing with people, yet quiet and peaceful, you feel safe here. It is historic, and beautiful in its limestone buildings. Here a few photos of today’s walk.
Looking towards Xewkija, I could easily have walked there if I wanted to, so close to here.
A beautiful little flower on a patch along the road.
Cats meet you all over Gozo
I thought it a good idea to just flood today’s blog entry with brightly coloured Hydrangeas. The weather is dismal, and I am so fighting a chest infection, without much success, that I just want to share beautiful flowers, it’s uplifting.
So I wish that everyone else enjoy them too. Hydrangeas are a lovely shrub that is more and more being used in Ireland as a road side plant, this is good or at least it is very beautiful, and in urban areas this can make a lot of difference to the landscape and the beauty of the area. The colours are amazing, from deep blue to deep red, or some pastel colours too. Flowering all summer and well into autumn.
The Caha mountains form a natural border between the counties Cork and Kerry here in South/West Ireland. It is a most beautiful mountain range with plenty of really great scenery, and great photo opportunities. The N71 runs along some of this wonderful scenery and through a tunnel going under part of the Caha’s. In late autumn the views are stunning, the colours of the grasses range in colour from burnt sienna, to pale gold, to sepia, and not to forget the deep rusty brown of the Ferns. I can never get enough of these colours, the colours of the fall, the colours of our earth.