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Cyprus 2011

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Cyprus has joined the 'green revolution' with the addition of windmills in one of  the area's beauty spots ... ... all it needs now is some wind to make them run, in this relatively wind free environment. Kissonerga village is an ancient site, occupied for millennia...
... here an ancient dwelling has been re-created ... ...alongside a site that has seen occupation since 6500BC. Inside the reconstructed dwelling.
Curium is ideal for quiet winter walks ... ... where the sky can be blue, the sea flat calm and the air a cool break from the summer inferno to come. Lush fields quickly produce grass for animal feed alongside the coastal path.
Back in Kissonerga and a view from the top of the village ... ... overlooking Potima Bay ... .. and the site of the much promised, but so far undeveloped, yachting marina.
Inland from the same viewpoint. Curium again and alongside the coastal path ... ... come  the first flowers of Spring ...
... but March weather is unpredictable and storm clouds soon gather. ... resulting in surface water to make passage along the path difficult. In the distance Mount Olympos.
Latsi (pronounced Latchi) - another pleasing location for a winter walk... ... with a new path near to the harbour complex ... ... offering views along the coast to Polis and beyond.
Here again a few days later with the weather in a richer mood. In Paphos the new coastal path from the harbour is very popular with tourists and residents ... ... with cloudy skies offering a little drama ...
... but occasionally you can have it all to yourself .... ... as the nearby hotels are closed at this time of the year. In the mountains it remains cold and cloudy...
... and in sheltered hollows the last of the winter snow remains ... ... and when the clouds clear you can appreciate the views. June and already it is beginning to bake. Look closely, the speckled effect is caused by millions of flying beetles, which, while harmless, are not that pleasant to walk through.
Even in June, you can find yourself engulfed by cloud ... ... look down on roads and villages ... ... with the sun peeking through gaps in the clouds ...
... and the view along the path ahead obscured with the potential for a sudden downpour to spoil your day. Another day and brilliant sunshine ... ... reveals damage caused to the path edge by the winter storms.
The first clouds of late summer over Prodromos Late summer flowers growing from a rock crevice. This tree is not dead, despite appearances to the contrary.