Spetses in the Spring

My first few visits to the Mediterranean (and Greece) were in summer or autumn months... and I came away with an impression that I have heard voiced by many others in cooler countries..... of a dry and parched landscape.

It came as quite a revelation to be here in the winter and spring for the first time and see the whole countryside, including Spetses literally burst into colorful life with flowers. The colours change week by week as different flowers bloom... until May or June, by which time the flowers are finished, the heat takes over and it all starts to look dry and parched brown again.