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Animals Character Holidays Memories

Turtle

#Octpowrimo #Memories #Holiday #Turtle #turkey

Soapstone turtle from oludeniz, turkey

Travelling from quite a fair distance

Up on my bedside cupboard, lives a soap stone turtle

Regaled in fancy patterns, carved by the artisan

Turns heads with newcomers who haven’t seen him

Likes to hang about with others of his kind

Except – while he is Black and White – his pal is in colour

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Colours Eating Food Garden Greece

Olive Green

#cyw #olivegreen #olive #green

Olives : Created from Bing Stockart by Inky.

Out in the summer sun

Living it up on Grecian shores

It’s like you were made, for the mezze

Vine Leaves and Feta Cheese

Even the tomatoes seem juicier when you’re around

Gem of a fruit of the vine

Roasted lamb seems to like you

Even served as a stuffing

Enjoyed more now – in jars and in pastes but

Never forget – how tasty you are off the vine

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Colours Poetry

Eggplant

4th January 2020

Everyone our way knows it as an aubergine

grilled and served up with

grated cheese and tomato

purple tinge to its black skin – never known once grilled

leaping to life in any greek dish

and lipsmackingly wonderful on a summers day

note though – best served with oil and herbs

tastes wonderful with a drop of house red

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Outdoors Photography

Serenity

#FOWC #Serenity #Grateful

Trees on an empty beach in Greece, On Calm Blue Waters

Reminiscence of a sandy beach on a greek island

Enjoying the sound of the sea

Lapping against the islands shore

As I take five, under the shade of a cool olive tree

Xpectations – none, just looking forward to the rest of the day

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Freedom of Expression Poetry

Courage

Could you over come your fears ?

On the day I took this photo – on an island in Greece , i

Undertook a feat, i’d never accomplish

Rallying up a number of steep steps to

Achieve a goal – it made me feel

Great knowing i’d reached the summit and

Enjoyed a cool drink in a nearby Taverna

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Food Poetry

Baklava

Bread cannot beat this nutty confection

As honey and nuts combine in the Greek sunshine

Kept in a cool place so it keeps its tasty flavours

Locked in, served with ice cream or a Greek coffee

And normally served up at the end of a meal.

Vexed with the number of ones to try ? The

Almond ones are particularly tasty

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Photography

Things Containing the Letter G

#CFFC #LetterG

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Photos and art with the letter G –

For starters here’s a pic of a Golden Delicious Apple

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A rose bush growing in a Garden

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A Greek Chapel on the Island of Crete

 

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Acrostic Beach Birds Greece Holidays Life

Peculiar

Peculiar

A reflection.

 

Sat a cafe bar on a greek island, enjoying fish and chips

taking in the breeze off the azure blue sea and

observing the comings and goings of the day – when

reactions are heightened by two feathered locals

kept company down the marble path by their owner

 

! i’d tell you what they were – but i reckon you would guess!

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BASIC Photography

Out of Focus

Salford 19th June 2017

in response to wordpress photo challenge Focus

Blurred Church

Here’s a Pic of A Greek Chapel, in Crete taken during a recent family holiday.

I played around with the depth of field in this shot – concentrating the focus on the chapel and the bench outside.

Being a chapel – I couldn’t take a shot of the inside.  So i concentrated on the area around it!

Camera used was my Trusty Digital Stills Camera from Sony, additional tweaks to the Depth of field was done using Adobe photoshop elements.

And for those who wanted to see the original pic of the chapel – here it is….

 

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Exhibit Exhibits Exploration Greece Heritage Historical History Monuments Museum Museums Poetry

Unfinished

Unfinished

During the sackings of Rome and Greece

The builders fled the construction site

Leaving the temple and markets to birds

As angry protesters had their words

The wreckage that built up was left in the sand

till one day a man from museum had plans

to recover the buildings located by sea

and learn of the heritage of the site for free