It is cold and very windy here in the UK. Yesterday I attended a graduation ceremony which took place in a large marquee and the wind was so strong I imagined the marquee blowing away like Dorothy’s house in the Wizard of Oz.
Today, I turned the heat on and wore a scarf and hat and coat, and talked with a raspy throat, and knew in my bones that autumn is here.
So, to cheer myself up, here is a clip from Crete, of another very windy day. This was taken at sunset in Matala, which was immortalised by Joni Mitchell in her song “Carey”. (If you have your sound on, the wind is very loud.)
My friend Jonathan took this clip; you can see me on the beach knitting, and then he pans around to the famous cliffs filled with many levels of caves, and then out across the water to where the sun is setting over some rocks (the Paximadia – two small islands off the coast). The caves were a famous hippie hangout in the 60s and Joni spent some time there. You can find the words to Joni’s song here; if you scroll down to the notes, there are transcriptions of various introductions she has given to this song at concerts. These are pretty interesting.
Today, we drove through the wind and rain and fog on the M4; I’d rather be knitting in Matala.