White and blue and more

August 18, 2016

White and blue make me think of holidays at the seaside, Summer clothes, sailing , a bright sun,   sea and sky  of a deep blue, and….a special country  I visited last June : Greece and some of its islands.

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Santorini and its small houses huddled together on the hills and rocks overlooking the Aegean Sea. Here and there another color of a wild plant illuminates the whiteness of a house.

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A bright touch of red on a door, a blue dome in the far, an old broken wall and its multicolored layers of bricks and stones.

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More colors catch your eyes in Greece’s Summer time : a green window frame protecting a lovely embroidered curtain.

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Washing day in the sun, barely any breeze, plenty of colorful vegetation in the yard, no one around : time for a siesta indeed !DSC02236.JPG

What about the various shades of the sea, the sky, the rocks and Southern plants on this hanging garden ?DSC02228

Not to forget : the colors of History that one finds everywhere in the country; here an ancient amphitheater (Delphi) of the same shades as the mountain above.

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And when time for a rest comes, either from the brilliant sun or from too much walking and visiting, let’s close the blue shutters and enjoy the cool shade inside.

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Wishing you a colorful Summer wherever you are. Mine is turning slowly but surely towards Autumn. A transition I do not mind  and that reminds me to enjoy every minute of this brilliant Summertime.

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16 Responses to “White and blue and more”

  1. Truels said

    There are so many wonderful islands in Greece. Your nice photos brings many good memories to me from some of them…… 🙂

  2. shoreacres said

    My favorite photo is all of them. But my most favorite photo is of the laundry hanging. What a wonderful juxtaposition of the mundane and the glorious it is!

    The green window with the curtain — would that be considered Battenburg lace? Or is it a kind of pulled-thread art. It’s a beautiful combination, too.

    White-washed or white-painted buildings against such a blue sky and sea are calming, and compelling. Thank you for sharing them. It’s always a treat to see one of your posts!

    • Thanks Linda for the smiles you brought as I read your comment. I never realized how lovely this view was – “laundry hanging – until I saw it on my computer. I took it as I walked in a narrow lane and came across this joyful house and roof, the whole mood of it enchanted me. People liked it a lot on flickr too.
      As for the embroidery on the curtain, it is more “a kind of pulled-thread art”, as you wrote. Charming. I saw many simple windows that were highlighted by such curtains. I am delighted that you liked this post. I had to face many problems uploading pictures on my site, I do not know why. It took me ages.

  3. These are marvelous photos of your vacation. How lucky you are to be able to travel to such wonderful places. Greece is beautiful with the white washed homes and a sea of blue. Fantastic, Isa.

    • So happy you enjoyed these pictures, dear Yvonne. There were so many beautiful places, little nooks, great sunsets and blending of colors on the the way through these islands ! A real pleasure for the eyes and the heart. Wishing you a pleasant week, thank you.

  4. Christiane Breton said

    Magnifiques photos Isabelle!

  5. Karma said

    Que c’est beau! J’aimerais visiter la Grèce un jour, I hope all is well in your world, Isa, and it was nice to read this blog post. I’ve only written a few posts myself this summer but it is nice to still have a look at friends around the world!

    • Quel plaisir aussi de te revoir ici, Karen. J’espère que tu auras l’occasion de visiter un peu de ce beau pays un jour. I hope all is well for you and I look forward to visiting you too. Thank you for the visit.

  6. Sybil Nunn said

    Santorini is such a magical, photogenic place. The air is so clear. Everything is being white-washed daily. Blue roofs, blue skies and pots of red geraniums. Ahhh bliss. I want to go. I want to go.

    • What better description of Santorini than yours, Sybil ? This is exactly how it felt, bliss. This first visit to Greece will certainly not be the last one, so many more islands deserve a visit, for sure. Let’s go !

  7. sonali said

    How wonderful that you made a trip to Greece. I heard from my colleagues in Germany that the islands are spectacular! I hope that you are feeling much better by now. The weather is also very lovely here in Germany. I have begun a new blog at https://flourishinghappiness.wordpress.com

    • Hello Sonali ! Thanks for enquiring about my health, I do feel much better by now, yes 🙂 Happy to know you are next door and enjoying your stay in Germany, a beautiful country to visit too. I will have a look at your new blog. Take care.

  8. Janice / Dancing with Sunflowers said

    Belles photos Isa. J’aime beaucoup les couleurs de la Grèce – bleu et blanc. Tu as capturé des belles scènes….. maintenant moi aussi, je voudrais y aller de nouveau! 🙂

    • Bonjour Janice et merci de tes gentils commentaires. Pardon d’y répondre si tard. Moi aussi j’ai envie de retourner en Grèce, visiter d’autres îles inconnues, voir d’autres paysages et passer des jours tranquilles.

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