Friday, June 23, 2017

As if it were a meadow









Delphiniums in bloom… My mind raced quickly back to images of my grand 
mother’s garden. Their spectacle triggered sweet, old-fashioned memories 
and sparked a nostalgic and fragrant flash-back. Long time ago...
Even if I don’t carry strong visual images from my childhood, there are 
pictures stuck in my head. Like this one; a whitewashed wall, a lace curtain
blowing through the open window with in front a mass of pink and purple 
larkspurs swaying to and fro. Ι was a little girl but so much enthralled by 
the soft mix of their pastel hues. My granny’s home…… 
A humble one, with a wonderful grape arbour in the yard. 
On hot summer days, family and visitors used to sit in its shade while 
sunlight was filtering through a haze of green leaves. 
As time marches on, memories become treasures in the heart and sooth the soul.  







Took a visit to a friend. Her front yard is always such a rewarding place
 to be, full of change and excitement. I feel like re-experiencing my visits 
to granny. A space completely transformed since my last visit. 
A meadow-like garden. Not that sophisticated one, just simple and 
peaceful like the moments someone shares, ensconced in its beautiful 
nests. Seeking for some fun and frolic, two or three cats came around. 
Spent the afternoon on a light note. 
Timely moments, where loveliness transcends the mundane things 
of an ordinary life. 








I’ve taken several steps back here in blogland; the frequency of posting, 
the absence of commenting. Ιt’ s not only the lack of time. 
After four years and a half, I am wondering what really blogging 
signifies for me. Do I need complimentary items? 
Can I sincerely express what I’m feeling? 
It all has become a bit blurred. 
Besides, there is nothing to promote, or to advertise. 
A simple heart, sometimes naïve, always s pontaneous, I'm struggling
to hear the feelings of so many different people behind 
their words and photos.
I think I knew some of them. I’m enriched from this experience. 
Flipping through your pages has taken me on a thriving journey. 
I’m grateful. 
But, 
dear bloggers aren’t so active either; even worse, some of them took their 
site down. There are days my blog list seems so empty …  I need to take my time. 
Just to slow down but not to disappear. Not yet. I have to be sure of my decisions.
It’s because photographs still have the incredible power to make me 
feel excited. 
Hope that capturing and preserving life’s sweetest moments will help me 
to be more pumped in the future. Always looking on the bright side of life.
Here, in my private space
If you still like to join me, you are more than welcome!





Happy summer days everyone!
O

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Indulging in spring














Spring has always been a shifting season due to the 
accelerated pace of schoolwork that unfortunately
comes along with a good dose of test anxiety and all 
those beautiful things that go with it ☹ ....................
An emotional charge is hardly unavoidable...Thereafter, 
 Easter break usually falls within exam preparation 
and ever since I can remember, I find myself in the 
middle of a whirlwind once the season is in full swing. 
But aside from dealing with study challenges, spring
 remains the perfect occasion to seize the moment and 
indulge in its pleasures.The splash of colors, the chirping 
birds and the smell of flowers drifting in the air, are 
those components that make the season really great 
despite everything.

So, it was breezy, sunny, filled with fun and joy.We 
shared our days off between the two homes, it was 
all about grilling outdoors, eating together with people we
care about, it was a way for us to unwind from the day's 
craziness, catch up on each other's news and talk through 
anything that was going on.

We made wreaths of wildflowers, walked in the countryside,
enjoyed stunning views and felt relieved and carefree, 
at least for a while.

The moment has arrived to start counting down the days 
until the end of the school activities.Running the race to 
the end doesn't seem so exciting as the beginning but we 
have to be strong. Everybody is tired at the finish line
 but there are less than twenty days left of school here!

A promising summer is all ahead.
Let's hope that some of those brilliant sunny rays
will be reflected over us and our agitated world.

Wishing you peace and happiness
O

P.S. Some lovely ladies, took the time to email me
as the comments are turned off. Thank you
so much, I'm really touched. 













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