Happy Sunday everyone!
The rebirth of Spring reminded me of my last trip of 2020 to the island of Madeira. Madeira is known for its amazing rich flora. Even though it was the end of Summer when I visited, at the end of September, the atmosphere was still warm. I was immediately impressed by this, how even at night I could be walking in shorts and t-shirt, without having to worry about it getting chilly. And this is one of the reasons why all kinds of plants love Madeira. The island has the perfect atmospheric conditions all year round, and being a volcanic island, there are lots of minerals that contribute for the dense and varied vegetation.
It was my first time visiting a Portuguese island. With the pandemic amidst us, it was one of the only possible trips. I got tested for Covid-19 and happily brought my negative result with me to the airport gate in Lisbon. I was so impressed it that I would even love to go back there. The island made a great impression on me. The diversity of climate and sights was what shocked me the most, but even more how stunning everything is.
Unfortunately, my health wasn’t the best at the time either. I mean, physically I was okay. But due to some mental/anxiety problems of mine being at its peak, I was suffering from unbearable and lasting headaches. The last three days in the island were in a way tainted by it. Meds were helping just slightly and so I still managed to survive and the willingness to explore won over my headache.
I picked some of my favourite photos demonstrate the rich and varied flora of the Island, and added some edits to make them look vintage. I love this effect. And, afterall, this is a memory. All my memories look like this in my mind. Of course I did write a bit more about Madeira and feel free to read through those posts which I will link down below.
If you want to see and read more about my trip to Madeira, check the articles below.