Familiar views with different hues

Familiar views with different hues

Softer hues brought about by the passage of time…
When the sun sits low in a cool spring sky.
These familiar views whisper of a gentility
Of gelati and pastels
And sitting amidst pearls and cream.

It’s a familiar view but with dove-greys skies 
… and washed-ink seas
Where the two meld in a surreal flourish
As if painted by unseen hands.
It’s familiar views with softened hues
Where the line between art and reality is undefined
And time stands still
Luring me to a place of peace…
And escape!

© 2013 Francesca Muir

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  • Mum May 5, 2013   Reply →

    Quite lovely, so serene. We need to visit Santorini again don't we? Love

  • Beautiful hues hue clever thang xx

  • Millie May 5, 2013   Reply →

    You always make me want to hop on a place to Greece Francesca, absolutely gorgeous. Is that a real cat in the window? xx

  • Beloved views Francesca.
    Have a nice day.
    It is Easter Sunday here.
    Preparing the traditional meal.

  • Mem May 5, 2013   Reply →

    Hi Fran – another glorious post on your blog. Such fantastic photo's. Your talent is endless XXX000

  • Francesca Muir May 5, 2013   Reply →

    Thank you Mem – when you live in a glorious place it's easy to take good photos. F xx

  • Francesca Muir May 5, 2013   Reply →

    Thank you Costas – I hope you had a fantastic Greek Easter – I could smell the 'arni' roasting from here. I look forward to another Greek Easter in Crete in 2015! Fx

  • Francesca Muir May 5, 2013   Reply →

    Thank you Millie – you will love it when you go! Yes that is a cat in the window – silently surveying the scene – it was quite surreal really – much like the rest of Oia and Santorini. F xx

  • Francesca Muir May 5, 2013   Reply →

    Thank you Margaret! xx

  • Francesca Muir May 5, 2013   Reply →

    Absa-bloomin-lootley Mum – when? Just say. Fxx

  • Pat Tillett May 6, 2013   Reply →

    Wow! What a great group of beautiful photos. I'd love to go there someday.

  • Esther Montgomery May 6, 2013   Reply →

    I can't make out what's what – what's real and what isn't . . . but it's all beautiful with an air of tranquility.

  • Mum May 6, 2013   Reply →

    Definitely spring 2015! Hurry on time till then.Remember the hysterical bus ride? Love

  • chillcat May 6, 2013   Reply →

    Is it really so beautiful? How I would love to run away there in the off season and rent a writing room! Is that possible?? Xcat

  • Francesca Muir May 6, 2013   Reply →

    Cat you would love it and yes you can rent places out of season – though it becomes very isolated – quiet with VERY few people – just you and the elements and a few locals – for me the best time to be there!. F xx

  • Francesca Muir May 6, 2013   Reply →

    It's a date! xx

  • Francesca Muir May 6, 2013   Reply →

    Esther – it's ALL real – it's just the amazing light – the extraordinary landscape and the many cave houses painted gelati colours which gives Oia its surreal feeling. It's SO beautiful – any time of the year. F x

  • Francesca Muir May 6, 2013   Reply →

    Pat it's a must! Thank you for your comments and hope you make it one day. You will love it F x

  • Niki Noble May 12, 2013   Reply →

    Fabulous. When were you there? I love Greece too. Baci. xx

  • Jackie May 14, 2013   Reply →

    Absolutely stunning photos Francesca. I too, am an Aussie living in Greece, and have recently discovered your blog. J

  • Francesca Muir May 14, 2013   Reply →

    Welcome Jackie and thank you – stay in touch please! F x

  • Francesca Muir May 14, 2013   Reply →

    Thank you Niki – last time was 2008 – time for another visit. Coming? F xx

  • Kiran palwasha June 26, 2013   Reply →

    Looks like a doll house to me 🙂
    Every capture is fantastic. Love these photographs.

  • Francesca Muir March 29, 2016   Reply →

    Thank you xx

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