That Greek Blue

My blog ...postcards, musings and observations on life

The art of oxidisation!

Machinery worn with age looms from the brown earth like giant eagles …. …. inside aged nuts and bolts sit camera-ready   and outside the cogs in a wheel discolour russet against a clear blue sky.   To replicate, simply add iron, oxygen and a dash of moisture and time…. …. lots and lots of […]

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Empty chairs and empty tables

 The ghosts of yesterday’s laughter linger quietly     As threads of friendships warm and embracing envelope these chairs   Last night these tables saw a celebration of life where food was bountiful  and wine and mirth ran freely.    How eagerly we greet the chance to meet  ….  the chance to eat  …. the […]

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My landlady’s village

Not so long ago Zacharenia, my landlady lived in a little village in Eastern Crete. Here time stood still, for nothing was new and nothing moved fast …. yet the daily grind continued ….from harvesting peaches   …. to picking artichokes in the early morning light…….   ….. to collecting firewood by donkey ( for […]

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A bridge from afar

Sydney Harbour Bridge photographed over a period of 25 years In daylight, night light or twilight she never disappoints For as she arches her way across the horizon  She is always art  Pure art! © 2012 Francesca Muir

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Red tables and chairs

The harsh Cretan sun forces her way through the rough rattan roof hastily hoisted as a pretense of shade Her dappled light reflects through, bouncing off stone floors and walls  and pristine-white tablecloths …. …. creating shadows on shadows on shadows is her daily form  and inside or outside,  this dappled delight is a favourite […]

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The garden bench

There’s a faded garden bench I rather like   which sits against an old brown fence. Its weather-worn slats, once painted “Mission Green” are now sun-bleached grey and interwoven with Jasmine tendrils This faded garden bench which I am rather fond of sits on a carpet of dried leaves next to the vegetable patch  …. […]

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Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Walking Milo, my trusty rescue pup, brings many joys and very occasionally sadness. He decides daily at the bottom of our stairs, ” Do we go left or right?” If we go left, around the corner we always greet the very, very elderly gentleman at Number 21 Immaculately dressed complete with blue blazer, polished shoes […]

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