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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...

Saturday, 12 December 2009

The Camera Never Lies.......

Whilst dog walking last week, I though I'd try to take some evocative photographs. You know the sort,
classic tiny white Greek church in the middle of nowhere.
But, no, what's this?? Where did that come from??
Oh no, there's dozens of them!!!
I can hear you say it..Hasn't she got better things to do with her time? Doesn't she know Christmas is nearly upon us? Why isn't she shopping/cooking/ wrapping presents??
My excuse..I have a cold and we don't really make a big commercial thing of Christmas. None of my neighbours will be out buying Christmas trees, turkeys, presents they can't afford.
p.s As you can see from a comment left on my last post, my son was not the only visitor we had...more later!!
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14 comments:

Doreen said...

very interesting buildings. I have always wanted to visit Greece.

have a great weekend!!

Cheryl said...

I love these photos.
What a contrast to have the quaint little church amongst the windmills! I love your presentation :)
Have a great Sunday Jude!

nicolaknits said...

I like your pictures and your little bag. When I went to Greece for my long trip, I took a train through France and Italy. Ferry from Brindisi to Corfu. Bus through mainland Greece and ferries between all the islands. I do remember being horrendously seasick going from Italy to Corfu and again from Santorini to Crete.

Pondside said...

You've really been a busy blogger!...three in a row!
The scarves are lovely - so is the bag. A quiet, non-commercial Christmas is what so many of us strive for - enjoy yours!

Menopausal musing said...

Jude, I am trying with all my heart to pretend that the windmills aren't there when I look at the photo.......... and I know that they will provide electricity etc, but aesthetically.......... sigh........ Anyway, glad to see the tiny church. I have a photo of one that we had driven past several times on our holiday to Crete and then one morning (at Easter) it had been decorated with flowers having been pinned all over it to decorate the outside. It was a stunning image I have never forgotten. We have as little fuss and commercialism in our Christmas as possible too.

sukipoet said...

I actually like seeing the windmills. Lovely way to generate electricity. Also like your Christmas plans. Simple and relaxing.

ChrisH said...

Hello, good to see you back - sorry I've only just realised. Doh!

bindu said...

I love this series of pictures. They tell a great story. The first couple pictures do give the impression of a desolate little church under the great big sky. Dramatic shift with the row of windmills. The current national geographic has a feature on a monastery in Greece on a mountain where women are not allowed. I thought of you and wondered if you were near it.

Lynn said...

I love your photo! Great little white church and wind mill too. We have lots of those around here as well.

Enjoy a quiet Christmas.

MollyandIzzie said...

I love the wind turbines - I'm all for sustainability and think we should ahve more of them - I think there quite pretty really!
x x x

Chris said...

Jude, Your photos are fantastic. You have a great eye for subject matter.

Pipany said...

I have just had a lovely catch up on your blog Jude. Golly, you have been most creative. Love the lacy scarves and though I have not done any for years, I do enjoy knitting lacy patterns myself. something about the repetition of pattern I think x

St Ives Birds & Photo Journal said...

Jude, These are great but that last shot at the bottom is beautiful. So atmospheric. X

ArtPropelled said...

I'm so enjoying browsing. Earlier I mentioned Flickr. I've been following dinapanous photostream for a while. Have a look at her photos of Greece as well as her driftwood art. Beautiful photos of Kythira.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/18569583@N07/