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A Land Of Plenty. Small Gardens, Limnes (Λίμνες, Κρήτη) Crete

01-02-2009 · Comments (18)
Categories: Crete  Holga  Kodak Portra 400VC  

A photo from the last trip and one that shows nicely the onset of autumn. Taken just outside the village of Limnes (Λίμνες), Limnes in fact meaning lakes. There are no lakes now all drained over the years but the soil here is very fertile and there is a lot of agriculture, mostly small holdings, nothing of any size, just small plots of land growing food for individual families. The windmills you can see are for drawing water from the ground. Most as in a state of disrepair now but you occasionally see one working. It was odd being there in November and seeing the mix of cabbages, something I always associate with being a winter vegetable and trees laden with Oranges. The Climate is very mild so there is always something ready to be eaten.Here is an aerial shot of Limnes (Λίμνες), you can see the remnants of one of the lakes to the right, this has now been sadly drained and built on.

She walks me home
There's a Mercedes parked in our street
So we stop and we discuss
Who on earth the owner could be
That's just like me
I'd evade waking up if the alarm wouldn't ring
I'd walk into quick sand
If I knew how far I'd sink

Twin layers of trouble
Two times that might
Twin layers of lightning
Both of us can strike

We went into a club
Bouncers got no brains
He said both of you are barred
I had to set him straight
Listen Jack, don't you know, I'm a star

Twin layers of trouble
Two times that might
Twin layers of lightning
Both of us can strike

Some people have no money
While other people have no tact
If they invite us around
Well they're going to get a double act
We scream and we shout
And then we love and we turn
Then we set a chair on fire
And we watch the whole house burn

Twin layers of trouble
Two times that might
Twin layers of lightning
Both of us can strike

It's written in big letters
Graffiti all over town
It says TROUBLEMAKERS ON THE RUN
And both our names are written down
Oh but infamy or fame
Each came in a small dose
I just wish the day would come
When the last one would be so close

Listening to: "Twin Layers of Lightning" (Liberty Belle and the Black Diamond Express) - The Go-Betweens

Mikhael Subotzky

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