Blue and Green in Greece

Stunned as usual by the colours and shapes of foliage against sea, sky and stone in the Peloponnese and nearby islands. A range of greens from grey olive to deep Balkan pine. From the summit of Hydra, sun on the sea curving away to distant dotted islands in the clear golden light of October, mellow and warm on the crumbling ochre-white sandstone of the hillside, thick with phoenician juniper and holm oak . Clumped pink cyclamen among tinder-dry pine needles, the strong scent of drying oregano and a jumble of vivid prickly pear ranging over the headland at Nafplio.