Sunday, 30 July 2017
Flora and fauna of Vigo Campus
I was beginning to settle into my new home on the University of Vigo campus, up in the mountains. It was very different from my life in Avignon, where I had been living near the town centre. I welcomed the change; it should be great having a year abroad of two such contrasting halves.
It didn't take me long to learn that the student residence was either home to, or popular with, a large number of cats. They seemed sweet and friendly, though I thought it was wise not to get too close. They made great photographic subjects, though!
I decided to have another wander around campus and photograph some of its plants and scenery. I hope you enjoy my photos.
Everywhere I looked there were more lovely things. I couldn't help thinking of the lyric from "World Falls" by Indigo Girls, "Everywhere I turn all the beauty just keeps shaking me". Up in the mountains, looking down at the sea, surrounded by leaves and berries and pink and purple flowers, I totally got it.
Incidentally, I interviewed the writer of that song, Amy Ray, recently. Take a look at that if you're interested in folk music or would like to see more of my writing.
Watch this space for more of my Vigo adventures!
Thanks for reading.