A day in Marsaxlokk

Last Sunday we went to Malta’s largest fishing village Marsaxlokk.

Sundays are most crowded when many people flock to the Sunday market where street hawkers set up their stalls selling souvenirs, clothes and all kinds of things. And of course they sell lots of fresh fish.

But we were not here mainly for the market but for the colorful boats……and the genuine and lovely atmosphere among the locals.

We also found a dog friendly beach but it was quite small and rocky. Fanny just relaxed and enjoyed being in a new place while she was curiously looking at what happened in the harbor among the colorful boats.Before heading back home we stopped at Ta Qali Park to let Fanny have fun and run freely. Lucky me found spring’s first Poppy, my favorite and no, I didn’t pick it but needed a helping hand because of the wind.

Poppies

Poppies, or Vallmo as we say in Swedish, are one of the most beautiful wild flowers I know and very common during spring here in Malta. Looks like this one is dancing, despite some lost petals.I always think about Princess Cakes when I see the pistil of these flowers.Stamens and pistils along with amazing colors create a beautiful flower. Nature is a wonderful world.

Flowers & Colors

Above, you see flowers from San Anton Gardens in Attard where I was last week. All planted but so beautiful and full of colors. Click on an images to enlarge. Below are some wild flowers from Ta Qali National Park. Yesterday I came home with more than 300 pictures in my camera after visiting the park for a few hours. There are hundreds of different wild flowers and trees in the park, many of which I never seen before, plus insects… …so it’s likely that there will be more wild flowers here, from my little corner of the blogosphere.

En doft av sommar (113/365)

Igår söndag tog vi bilen ut på landet här på Malta. Termometern orkade knappt nå upp till 20+ men det kändes helt underbart. Det är grönt på ön nu, ängarna är fyllda av gula blommor där Vallmon bryter av med sina röda färg. I medelhavet är det 17 och på stränderna låg många och njöt i solen medan andra tog årets första dopp.Ville så gärna föreviga allt det här och kom hem med över hundra bilder men de blev inte bra och jag fick slänga nästan alla. Hoppas ändå kunna förmedla lite vårkänsla, eller kanske hellre, en doft av sommar.