That Greek Blue

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

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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The Cretan potter

Day in and day out she pottered around her little shed  Creating pieces of magic amidst the dust and clay Her pottery was unique Plates, bowls and jugs with scenes of rustic houses …. wayward chickens strutting their arrogant stuff …. and olive patterns in green and black ….      But my favourite were […]

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My Little Stone House

This is one of my great loves!   A little crumbling stone house with faded blue doors and shutters in a village nestled into a hillside in Eastern Crete.  When I first met her in the late 1980s she sang to me. There was something about the peeling patina; the crooked way the doors and […]

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A Birthday celebration

It’s been 12 months today since I started Postcard Pictures and I could never have dreamed it would lead to so many new friends scattered all around the world; all linked through a passion for photography, creativity, a good story and bonhomie.    Thank you for making me feel so welcome; for your encouragement; for […]

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