My Sky, Our Problems.

Skywatch

This is my sky, looking west from my house here on the island of Crete.

The winter sky above Crete.

The winter sky above Crete.

Beneath this beautiful sky recently have been riots, police guards and tear gas to quell the problems caused by the street shooting of the 15 year old boy Alexandros Grigoropoulos. The riots have been some of the worst in many years. What is at the root of it? It is so many things. A weak government, the credit crunch, unemployment and much more.

It has calmed a little now, but we wait to see what happens next. Soon it will be Xristogenna – Christmas and we prepare for that with open minds. But problems are problems, let us hope that we can cope with them.

Merry Christmas,

Ray

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Timeless Weather

Skywatch

As we are coming into what seems to be the coldest winter for many years, according to the predictions, let us see the last two winters here in Crete.

Cars Washed Out To Sea

Cars Washed Out To Sea

Two years ago in October we had terrific storms that often ended up as the picture above.

Snow Hits Crete

Snow Hits Crete

Last year we had snow, a lot of it. Many olive trees were damaged and the orange trees were hit by frost. I guess we have to wait and see what will happen this winter. Let us hope that the elements are kinder to us.