Wednesday, September 30, 2009
* all puns intended
Zhaina's turtle sun bathing at Glycorisa Beach
One of these things just doesn't belong here
So excited for tomorrow, all photos dedicated to the colors Pink and Red!!! Stay tuned!
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Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Zhaina's 4th pair of arm floaties this summer, these ones are a keeper!
Who knew Papu could garden?
Color week is just gearing up, stay tunned for my world ala GREEN tomorrow!
Monday, September 28, 2009
Although not a huge ColdPlay fan (what’s with their wardrobe anyway?), this song comes to mind when searching my world for things colored yellow.
And this is what I found on the hunt:
Lemon Fanta, lower cooler shelf, Notos.
Soft yellow in the form of apple juice, lovely.
When I explained color week to Zhaina, she was all too eager to participate.
Meet Belle, Photo cread. Zhaina.
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Stay tuned tomorrow for a little MaMa Ocean in Orange!
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Beginning this Monday September 28 I will be joining in the fun of Color Week! My cousin Barb is hosting for the first time and is asking that anyone who may be interested in playing along to email her at firstname.lastname@example.org by tonight 9 pm CST.
Keep a look out next week for my world IN COLOR !
Friday, September 25, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Thankfully that was not necessary. Today my dad showed up with the beginnings of what promises to be a bountiful pomegranate season.
see details below
Monday, September 21, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Since adding a Flickr account to my already enormous online portfolio I've discovered I'm not at all what one would call a "photographer." I'm more of a bumlbling idiot with a camera in my hand. After years of being on the other side of the camera, I'm finding it a little strange to adjust to being behind the lens. I mean, I have always like having my picture taken and think it odd that others don't share that feeling. But alas, today I had the most uncooperative subject!
This afternoon my dad came down to the beach with this ridiculously large piece of karpuzi (watermelon) for Zhaina and all I wanted to do was snap a cute shot of her eating it but every time I lifted the camera she turned around! I'd have to pretend I was walking away and then run around her really fast and click! After a few moments I was able to get this shot, but not without the lack of trying.
But I have high hopes for my future photos and am bound and determined to let my inner Photographer out! (subjects willing).
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Manolates the Forest.
After a short hike we poked our way around and through a couple of restored Greek traditional homes complete with outdoor summer kitchens, hearths and all.
We explored the forest and wondered aloud if we might find the smurfs, but instead settled for a tiny creek and local cats that insisted on following us everywhere. Zhaina was a huge fan of the forest, once exclaiming, "MaMa, this place sure is wonderful!" Melissa, not so much. And when Melissa couldn't stand being in the forest for another minute we hopped back in the beast and drove to the nearest
for a snack, which immediately boosted her spirits.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Even Zhaina found a way to make herself useful.
That is until she snuck in the water fully clothed while I was busy taking pictures of the sky!
I managed to wrestle her out of her dress and jacket, but not the water, it was just too tempting! And even she couldn't keep her eyes off the sky, it just was too strange, I mean,
It finally did clear up around five in the afternoon, but left us all kind of wondering,
did that just happen?
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
The other day my dad fixed us a dinner of Russian tortellini, fresh vegetarian tomato and herb sauce, horiahtiki, fresh fried potatoes, hard cheese, and bread. * Queue mouths drooling. * But that isn't all. After dinner was
Monday, September 7, 2009
My favorite chapter, "the doing of it"
My favorite passage,
(if you find yourself saying "nothing" then what are you waiting for?! Pick up a book, any book and start reading! I guarantee you'll soon see what you've been missing)
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Last night in particular we did NOT make it in time to get a table outside. With the
restaurant full to the brim
Zhaina girl and I set up a table for 2
inside, not far from the kitchen where my dad enjoys Greek night as master chef.