It’s a(nother) public holiday today in Malta and people seem to be gearing up hard for the holidays. We were supposed to attend a concert in Valletta this evening, but this didn’t work out as we simply couldn’t find a decent place to park. If I ever plan to attend any event in Valletta again tell me I’m nuts and remind me I said so myself. Despite the aggravation (if you haven’t driven in Maltese traffic you have no idea; well, if you have driven in some other Mediterranean country, then perhaps you have some) today wasn’t a complete loss. We had an outdoor climbing meet this morning in Wied Babu, and it’s always nice to spend time there, away from the crowds. Well, mostly, as a group of noisy campers/picnickers were down in the valley by the time I was leaving. Why people would have the sorry noise they call music blaring out of some speakers when they’re out in the countryside is beyond me.
Ah well, perhaps I’m just getting old(er) and (more) grumpy. The photo I’m sharing today is from a similar retreat to the country, on a walk in Mtaħleb with R a few weeks ago. (I won’t mention the annoying Land Rover people again. Promise.) As the sun was setting and we were walking out in the direction of Miġra l-Ferħa, R noticed the thunderclouds in the distance. She’s really into weather phenomena, so how could she miss this? I just think the light around a storm is some of the best one can hope for, so I tried a few compositions during our walk.