Saturday, July 14, 2007

THE LAST OF THE MARBLES!

Here you have my dream in a nutshell; the simplicity, the Byronesque sea, the boat, the distant mountain - it's just so GREEK! How often have I sat on that spindley chair sippimg village wine and gazing at my spiritual home.

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32 comments:

netchick said...

I so love the lighting in that painting... :)

Thanks for sharing it!

Michele me back!

PI said...

It's true netchick: Greek lighting is like no other.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Oh I can see how this painting would transport you to your "spiritual home"....Do you suppose you were Greek in another life, Pat? (lol) When you first went there, did you feel at home right away?
I love all the wonderful goodies you brought home with you...And obviously, you do yoo!

PI said...

Naomi: the first time I went was in the early seventies with my first husband and I discovered it was the only place - besides being on a boat - where we could live peacefully together. So yes we both felt at home and he was possibly more of a grecophile than I am.

Z said...

Pictures of lovely evocative things. Thanks, Pat

FOUR DINNERS said...

Most things are Greek to me...

Love the pic. Makes you want to move into it.

Ms Pretend said...

That is a truly fabulous scene.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

That painting as good, as you could be sitting in the painting vitually while on another chair.

Michele sent me.

PI said...

Z: pleasure

4d: at least we saw the sun today-momentarily!

ms pretend: and I see it every day - in my bathroom.

jean-luc: glad you like it.

gautami tripathy said...

That vivid blue is brought out so well. Michele sent me so that I can keep looking at that painting..

PI said...

Hi gautami: I loved the vivid colours I saw in India - a field of chillies and the ladies in beautiful saris.

~Cathy~ said...

That looks so incredibly peaceful... if only, huh?? :)

Here from Michele's today...

R. Sherman said...

. . .sippimg village wine. . .

Started early today, I see.

Cheers.

PI said...

Randall: what with all this meetin' and greetin' in the States it's hard to knew where one day ends and another begins!

rashbre said...

Efkaristo! Michele sent me today, to see your beautiful picture of Greece!

I havn't visited for quite a time, but love wandering around the Islands, eating simple salads and sipping the wine.

You are making me think I should figure out how to get over to this paradise again.

Wonderful.

rashbre

PI said...

ah Rashbe - I see you speak the language! You should go - I would if I could!

OldHorsetailSnake said...

How far away is Chad, do you know? I think they got scenery like this.

PI said...

Hoss: Chad is a million miles away in every respect. Bad boy!

Princess said...

Its a perfect picture of how i want to live... lazy and happy :P

I hope you had a great weekend..

Here from Micheles :D

xxx

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Pat my dear..I JUST put up a new post in honor of dear Michele.....some real pretty special bloosoms.....! If you get a chance.....go on back! (lol)

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

So glad you came bak...And CONGRATS for yoyr Grandson! That Is Wonderful!

I cannot get over the HUGE Amounts of rain you have been having over there across the pond....It is amazing! Everything must look so lush and green...if you can see it through all this rain...! (lol)

I know that summer I was there....we were so lucky...It was beautiful and warm and sunny, and did not rain once in the almost two weeks I was there....!

PI said...

Naomi:I enjoyed the lovely post for Michele. Thank you on behalf of Tom. the funny thin is everyone has been encouraged to grow succulents to cope with the aridity we were meant to have and now they are drowning -as we are. The summer you were here could have been 1976 - that was a memorable one.

Daphne Wayne-Bough said...

Ha! Shirley Valentine! I went to Greece once. Lovely scenery. Pity about the food and wine.

MKWM said...

Nice marbles, Pat!
I fly to Greece tonight...

PI said...

Daphne: red mullet, Greek yog, honey and nuts and those lovely honey- soaked cakes soften the blow.

M: I'm green with envy!

PI said...

Daphne: red mullet, Greek yog, honey and nuts and those lovely honey- soaked cakes soften the blow.

M: I'm green with envy!

belle said...

pi - herete! Ti kanis?

PI said...

Hi Belle! I am getting ready for bed. Kalinihta!

Guyana-Gyal said...

Ohhhhh Pat, that is pure bliss. I've seen places like that in Jamaica. And here too. But folks here don't want that!!

PI said...

GG: we are drowning in rain and grey skies. It could be November.

Sam, Problem-Child-Bride said...

Oh that draws you in with warmth and freshness at the same time. I can see why you love it.

PI said...

sam: we're sll going rain-mad here!