Friday, January 18, 2013

For Real Toads: Mediterranean climate

Marseilles, France

Malaga, Spain

from Marseilles to Barcelona
down to the south of Spain
Malaga, Gibraltar, to Tangier,
from Casablanca in Morocco,
up to Lisbon, Portugal —
where winter’s wet,
and summer’s dry,
the same biome we wandered,
where similar climates
cities do enjoy


Photos by
Kay Davies
Richard Schear

Collioure, France
Posted for the online writers' group
Imaginary Garden with Real Toads
where Hannah's Transforming Friday challenge this week is for us to write about one or more of the world's five Mediterranean Climate Zones. I have chosen an area represented on Hannah's map that stretches south from Marseilles, France.

(Photo via Wiki under CC Author=: Vzb83 from fi)


Fireblossom said...

Have you been to these places, Kay? They seem like they would be memorable!

Kay L. Davies said...

@ Fireblossom — Yes, we've been to all these places, Shay, most of them on a Spain/Portugal/Canary Islands cruise, but we "discovered" Collioure when we were staying in the very south of France for a week, using Perpignan as a base for day trips as far north as Marseilles.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Always a joy to tour with you, Kay.

Gattina said...

Apparently this year it's unusually cold there and they even had snow !!

Karen said...

I love the Mediterranean (climate and ALL)!

Hannah said...

How cool that you've seen these places...I'm grateful for the glimpse of them through your poetic words and images you chose. Thank you Kay!!

Cezar and Léia said...

I think I like the last one the best!
God bless you!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love nipping along with you on your travels, kiddo. Such wonderful photos, steeped in place and history.

Susan said...

I too love the journey you bring us--usually with a few more words--and I thank you for your fine photrographer's eye.

Margaret said...

...I could wander and linger in those places... sigh

Grace said...

Thanks for bringing us along on your travels ~ This is something I would like to do in the future ~

Kim Nelson said...

Your images took me back to my trip to Spain and Italy just over a year ago. Sublime!

Susie Clevenger said...

Wow! To have traveled all these beautiful places. Thanks for taking me on this delightful word and photo journey.

Kay said...

I'll bet it was nice and warm then. :-)