There are no natural wells on Madeira from which the rivers could spring off. Yet the place is called “The island of gardens”.

The centre of this volcanic isle is covered with high mountains. It’s there – in the deep laurel forests – where the mist liquefies and creates many little streams.


They are cought into thousands of kilometers of levadas (stony canals) that rush down to the seasides. Thanks to this water each corner of the inhebited Madeira explodes with plants and flowers of every shape and colour.

My contribution to Weekly Photo Challenge – H2O.