Tuesday, November 23, 2010

greece eternal

the weather can change in a flash here

one November day we are swimming in the Aegean -- come on in, the water's fine!

our friend Lexy and sister Deb meditating after a swim......

sunset ouzo toast on the beach

...and the next day we are driving over the pass to Gythion, encountering a full-on, wild hailstorm

dropping down to the sea, the storm was raging over the water --- i love this juxtaposition of ominous gray and green...snapped the shutter just as zeus shot a lightning bolt from the sky...


xo♡a

25 comments:

  1. Lovely contradictions. Are you still in Greece?

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  2. That last photo is amazing. I love how the weather can change so fast. It does that here too.

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  3. Having spent most of my life near the water, I love the scene of a storm coming in to the shore. You "clicked" at just the right moment for that last gray/green shot. Score one for Zeus!

    Safe travels, mon amie!
    Genie

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  4. Your tavelogue continues to be enticing and exciting.

    Hail in the mountains? We get it on the flat land in Canada.

    Loved the grey on green pic, with the lightning bolt for counterpoint. Great variations of all sorts.

    Looks like a grand holiday.

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  5. Gorgeous photos and memories Amanda. I always love coming along. Safe travels home dear friend.

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  6. Glorious photos! The Pomegrante..... beautiful!Swimming in those waters.....sigh..... HEAVEN!

    Love the photo of "The Three Graces" (with Ouzo)!

    And that last photo....Zeus "threatening" Posiden! It is a perfect shot!!!

    I KNOW this trip has been a life-changer for you.... how wonderful to discover (and in some cases, re-discover) family and country....

    Safe flights home, dearest Amanda!

    Love, and Thanksgiving Blessings to You and Yours!

    ♥ Robin ♥

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  7. Our last dog, a black Setter, was called Zeus!

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  8. Holy cow, those are stunning photos. I can't believe you snapped the lightning as it happened!

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  9. Wow! I am sooo envious of that shot of the lightning over the ocean, Amanda. What a shot to treasure!

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  10. Love the pics! I did smile at this post. Yesterday I was in shorts and Tshirt, today I am in jeans and jumper! We suffer the same dramatic overnight season change, in Cyprus.

    I love the ouzo on the beach pic, a great memory shot. Yammas!

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  11. very beautiful pictures and especially what a contrast with the current period !
    I like your life moments captured, and the last photo, she is magic ! :))

    Bye**

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  12. Oh wow, good on Zeus for putting on a memorable show for you*!*

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  13. I love that last photo! You can almost see Zeus's hand. I hadn't realized the weather varied so much in Greece.

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  14. rosaria - i am home now, but with a boatload of fotos i will continue to narrate the journey.....
    xx

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    yoli - many thanks my friend ♡

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    loree - i can imagine your weather is similar - must be the case all over the mediterranean, no?

    looking forward to visiting over at your place ;-)

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    genie - je suis en accord - very little more exciting than seeing an approaching storm over water! and mais oui - score indeed for zeus!!

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  15. r-bear - isn't hail great?! i have memories as a child, collecting it in my hands and putting it in the freezer...

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    mim - thanks for dropping by my friend. am heading over to your place next ;-)

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    lori dear, i am home, now going thru my mail -- what a lovely surprise to see your letter! will get a proper response to you now that the busyness of thanksgiving week has passed --- sending love and hugs
    xxx

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    bhavana - many thanks for stopping to visit!!

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  16. phivos - poli efharisto ;-)

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    oh robin - so many thanks!!

    i hope your thanksgiving was wonderful - thinking of you and planning to drop by at your place next!! sending love and hugs xxx

    p.s. love your caption - the 3 graces it isl! (hehe!)

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    geli, dear - what a wonderful mythological name for your setter --- equally creative as the name of your precious paco!!!
    xxx

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    julie - i can't believe it either - as my sister will tell you, i stood there for several minutes hoping to capture the moment the bolt appeared, and when i did i let out a big whoop!!

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  17. julie - as i told julie in previous comment, i let out the biggest shout when i realized i'd caught the bolt in action -- isn't it funny how the strangest things make us so happy?!

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    glynis - yiammas indeed, dear friend! i envy your being able to enjoy a beach ouzo as often as you like, so for your next please sneak in a toast for me!! xx

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    mahon - she is magic indeed.........many thanks red cat!

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    annie - memorable is the right word -- the images of that drive over the mountain will stay with me......

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    sarah - storms like this in greece don't happen often in the summer, so encountering them in winter or spring is one of the benefits of off-season travel!

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  18. your posts are reaffirming. not everything is the same - you share the differences and yet you also find and share the common ground.

    yeah, that last photo makes me want to shout. love the colors!!

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  19. I always wondered if you could swim in Greece in November. I'm thrilled to find your blog. Greece is my ultimate destination but unfortunately we can only travel in the winter months so I have not visited for years.....

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  20. Αmanda, fili mou! This is the first time I've seen the post that includes our beautiful afternoon at the beach. I'm so delighted by the memories. And, I love the bee posts. What a fantastic experience! Your photos, again, are incredible.

    I feel so blessed that we, finally, met. When will I see you again?

    Much love,
    Αλεξια.

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  21. sherry - thanks so much for this kind and thoughtful comment.......and i agree about that last foto - when it saw how it turned out, it made my day!

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    susan - so glad you found my blog too, and thanks for visiting!

    i hope you get a chance to travel to greece -- even off season it is a fabulous place to be ;-)

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    alexia!!! i'm so happy you liked this foto -- it has so many happy memories attached to it and the greatest of all is that i met you!! i so look forward to seeing you again, and most definitely hope that will be in oraia ellada!!

    xxx

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