Change and progress and the red pithos

In a little village in Crete an old red pithos stands sentinel-like 
at the foot of blue wooden shutters
Vainly trying to grow a rose bush.
Five years later,
in the little village in Crete the old red pithos still stands sentinel-like 
at the foot of blue wooden shutters
Still vainly trying to grow the rose bush!
Change and progress are not always everything!

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  • This is Belgium January 24, 2013   Reply →

    Incredible that 5 years have passed!
    I love the comparison.
    Sure that psychologist / philosophers and others could write a thesis on the subject

  • Susie q January 24, 2013   Reply →

    Having very much enjoyed your posts over a long period, I feel it is now my turn to let you know how much I love and appreciate your sentiments, your colour and your photography. While I do not have a Blog, as I am not technically inclined, I certainly enjoy other peoples creativity. I too have been lucky enough to travel, and this along with my love of art, gardens and 'beautiful things' allows me to relate to your pages. Thank you Francesca.

  • Francesca Muir January 24, 2013   Reply →

    I know – I think the soil in the pot had not been changed in five years – hence the stunted growth of the rose! Fx

  • Francesca Muir January 24, 2013   Reply →

    Thank you Susie q – I am so pleased that my photos and stories connect with you. You should start a blog – you have many stories to tell about your travels and all the things you love. Keep well. F

  • Jackie and Joel Smith January 25, 2013   Reply →

    What an incredible reminder of how slow paced and wonderful life can be in a Cretan villiage

  • Dianne January 25, 2013   Reply →

    Wonderful colours especially those old doorways …. I'm thinking of a name for it … maybe sage green but more weathered.
    You're right about taking a little bit of a place away with us …. I find the more I travel … the more I dream of returning.
    Thank you for dropping by my site & I look forward to reading more about your travels.

    "All Things French"

  • I love old cities, old villages and especially old parks full of ancient trees. These colours – the cold red and smoky blue – are so heartwarming ! Xcat

  • Francesca Muir January 25, 2013   Reply →

    I couldn't agree more Cat – the older the better as far as I am concerned! Have a great weekend F x

  • Francesca Muir January 25, 2013   Reply →

    Thank you Dianne – so good to know you.

  • Francesca Muir January 25, 2013   Reply →

    To this day, time does not exist in some villages which is so wonderful – long may it last! Fx

  • Malyss January 25, 2013   Reply →

    I like all textures that can be seen in those pics! and the mood, the light, the beautyful view of this eternal place… great post!

  • Patrycja Photography January 27, 2013   Reply →

    Great post. Nice atmosphere on your blog. I like it here. ;]
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    Have a nice weekend. Yours. 😉

  • Francesca Muir January 27, 2013   Reply →

    Thank you Malyss Fx

  • Francesca Muir January 27, 2013   Reply →

    Thank you for your comments and welcome – I found your blog and FB page – stunning photos. Am now following both! Thank you for visiting – you are always welcome. F

  • Eva in Athens, Greece January 27, 2013   Reply →

    Lovely photos, and the window with the blue shutters is incredible beautiful!

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