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Married to the lovely Geoffrey, my soulmate. I have two fantastic big kids,both married, whom I love and miss every day I'm not with them, but I know they're living and loving their lives and we make up for time when we get together.I now have three granddaughters too...

Friday, 21 November 2008

A Walk Through the Olive Groves to Houmeriakos





Geoff took the car on Thursday so I walked to Houmeriakos.

Even though we are in the middle of November, the veggy plots are looking good

and the oranges are so colourful.






There are many of these small windmills around here but only a handful are in working order sadly.







These chaps look like they're having a great time, shame the rest of the taverna is empty!














Some of the older olive trees are amazing, very sculptural

waiting to be sketched and painted sometime..

The olives have enjoyed the rain we have been having over the last week. They are swelling really well now and should be ready to be harvested in January.





Look at this... okra! Well, the last few left on the plants.




Not far now, I can see Houmeriakos through the groves.


These are the seed pods of the oliander.



The Byzantine church being renovated at the bottom of the village







Some lovely spots of colour

as we head into the warren of buildings

Something that really makes me laugh is the house numbers

on the right of the picture, 3 different numbers, 2 scratched off!


and here too, why?

























8 comments:

bindu said...

What a delightful walk! Thanks for taking us along. The landscape is bursting with life and everything seems well with the world. What a lovely place to live!

Lynn said...

Must confuse the hell out of the mail man (if there is one)...

What is that big green fruit in the tree? I am looking to find a fruit that I ate 40 yrs ago in Spain that was shaped like that, was yellow outside and when cut open had large round fat black seeds and the most delicious soft pulp I have ever eaten then or since.

Your photos are beautiful, I enjoyed them all. the olives need to be cured right? Do you do that too? They remind me of my time in Israel.

Chris' Shady Grove said...

Jude, your pictures are so lovely. You must be having the time of your life living there. I'll think of you and your January harvests when we are covered in snow this winter.

Robyn said...

Oh such lovely photographs! I love the olive groves, the old stonework and the beautiful worn shutters (my favourite).

katie jane said...

Jude, I noticed today that you flagged my blog as a follower, and I'm so happy to meet you! I love your blog. What an interesting place and so different for you than Cornwall! The photos are delightful and I will be back.

Jenny Howell said...

Oh I do wish I was there!!!

Jackie said...

What a fascinating picture you always paint. Thank you for another visit to Crete!

Mediterranean kiwi said...

great series of photos - you live in a lovely village setting