Monday, April 12, 2010

Beach in Spring...

There are days when we have time to kill and our favorite place to pass the time is the beach, no matter the season.  One afternoon we had about an hour to spare before it was time to pick Foti up from school, so the girls and I enjoyed some fresh air at a local beach. 
As we approached the beach we spotted a dog sleeping. At first we thought it was dead, as it's not uncommon to come across dead dogs here. I know it sounds grim, but it's reality.  This one woke up a few minutes later and we were relieved. He was extremely friendly and lovable. 


We saw some brave swimmers. The temperature this day was about 60 F/ 15.5 not technically warm enough for most people to take a dip. I applaud this couple for their enthusiasm because I won't go in yet.

A strange find on the beach...

Alexandra fell and Izabella was taking photos...

and caught the moment when I went to help her up. She was using my camera, she's already great at photography, especially given she's only 7 yrs old. She won't be satisfied with a point & shoot, I'm afraid. 

Izabella posing on the life guard station. 

Alexandra loves the sand...just loves it. 
That's how we kill time. I love living near the sea. 

Have a nice week! 


  1. Ahhhh nice. It won't be long before you'll be making the "nestea plunge" in to the sea.

  2. Peter...the "nestea plunge"... haven't heard that in ages-love it! But you're right- the countdown has begun. I'll make a splash in your honor! :) Have a wonderful week!

  3. What a joy to see, thank you for sharing such beautiful sights. Being currently in cold and rainy Germany, trying to bring me back home, it felt nice to see where I am returning to.

    A wonderful week for you all.

  4. Wow, Isabella is a great photographer. The beach looks wonderful and just another month and then you'll enjoy the beach and the sea.

  5. Great pictures Cheryl, wish me and the girls were with you there. :(


  7. I have just seen these beautiful photos Cheryl! Very good shots my dear!!

  8. Great photos as always. What an eye Iza has! She is a good artist and a good photographer.

  9. Oh how funn. :) You'll never find a beach so blue and beautiful as the ones in greece, thats for sure.

  10. @ ρομπερτ-Thank you... I hope that you're having a nice time in Germany. I'm glad the my photos helped remind you of the mild weather you'll be coming home to. Enjoy your time away & have a safe trip home! :)

    @ Ivy- Thank you Ivy! Yes, Izabella is a true artist in many ways. I always encourage her to try everything. We can't wait for it to be warm enough to swim again! :)

    @ Christie - Thank you my cupcake! I wish you were here too. It's so hard. :( Let me just pity myself! haha

    @ ElENI - Thank you so much for your kind compliment. I hope that your week is going well. :)

    @ Phivos - Thank you. I'm proud that Izabella took a few of these. Have a great day. :)

    @ Mel - Thank you!! Izabella truly is gifted. I never discourage creativity. I love it. She wants to sell her's so cute.

    @ Irene - I have to agree with you, I've been to beaches all over the world and Greece's beaches are definitely some of the most beautiful. I hope you're enjoying your spring! :)

  11. I can't believe you didn't go swimming... such a wienie girl!!!

  12. Spuds...not a wienie girl! Just have common sense!! This reminds me of cold water-and an episode of Seinfeld for some reason...haha...have any clue which one I might be talking about?
    Don't know why...!

  13. J Bar - Thank you so much for the compliment & the visit! Have a wonderful weekend. :)