Thursday, March 22, 2012

Have I Told You How Much I Love Spring?

Spring is officially here and I'm thoroughly enjoying all of beauty that comes with it. I started this post a few days ago- on the official first day of spring -but I never got around to posting it. As I love spring so much - my blog is bursting with photos of blossoms, bees and other flowers. Last year I barely blogged, I felt that the blog was getting too repetitive and predictable. Well, this is my life, sort of repetitive and predictable(and that's ok!) -always anticipating the arrival of what each season brings and sharing it with all of you. I've also heard from many of you, asking what I'm doing and where I've been and I appreciate your comments and emails because they do inspire me. Thank you. 

I'd like to share a few photos with you, all taken within the last week.   


I love photographing bees & flowers. I have a new macro lens that 
I haven't used yet- can't wait! 

Gigi gets to spend more time outside, since it's not muddy anymore.

Tarzan can be found napping or relaxing anywhere within the olive grove at any given time during spring since the undergrowth is soft.  

Zoumpoulias make the front walk smell amazing. Also, we fill vases with them and the house smells wonderful too. 

This last Sunday was absolutely gorgeous. I took the kids for a picnic seaside and we spent the entire afternoon outdoors. Because the weather was so magnificent everyone seemed to have the same idea, so we had to drive a bit to find a quiet place to enjoy ourselves.  It was our 3rd picnic so far this spring. 

Salad- feta cheese, olives, tomatoes and cucumbers. Sandwich- turkey, lettuce, tomato, and  Milner cheese. And, of course- potato chips. 

The view from our picnic spot.

After lunch, we walked along the beach. 

It was the perfect day for a seaside walk. 

 Beach art. 

My three little munchkins ♥

After a perfect day we enjoyed a beautiful sunset as we headed home. I took this shot from the driver's seat of the car- hence a slightly slanted horizon. 

I'm looking forward to more picnics and spending as much time as possible outdoors. 
Happy Spring!
 (to everyone in the Northern Hemisphere)
and I will say have a lovely Autumn to my readers down under! 

Science has never drummed up quite as effective a tranquilizing agent as a sunny spring day. 
~W. Earl Hall ~

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Rainy Day in the City

Artist - Czizek Karolos 

It's been raining for a few days...a day planned  in the city turned into a few hours at a museum. I had a lovely day despite the horrible weather. 

Friday, March 2, 2012