Monday, 13 February 2017
February on a Greek island. Wet and cold but with signs of spring.
The almond trees are in full blossom
There are clumps of spring flowers in the fields
The rosemary bush is in full purple-flower
Selling honey at the Friday market. The wind is blowing in off the sea and the mountains opposite. Not many buyers today.
A few more stalls than the Monday market. There were five altogether. Lots of citrus fruit and greens but not much else.
Down at the Happy Chairs cafe there really is no choice but to sit outside. There are three tables inside, each surrounded by a haze of cigarette smoke. Out in the open-air each cafe is surrounded by plastic 'curtains' and here the two gas heaters have been going since early morning.