"There is wisdom in turning as often as possible from the familiar to the unfamiliar; it keeps the mind nimble; it kills prejudice; and it fosters humor." --George Santayana
"mid-day July...If there were no olive trees, I would dream one up." --Odysseus Elytis
Monthly Archives: September 2011
Painting rocks I find by the Aegean in Halkidiki, Greece. Kalimera = Good morning! Agapi = Love Eftihia einai mia apofasi = Happiness is a decision
….Kadota, Everbearing, Brown Turkey, Nero….Flanders, Black Mission, Pingo del Mel, Lee’s Perpetual….and the names continue for that lovely fruit, the fig. Our trees and our neighbor’s laden branches hanging over our fence are producing lovely figs this year. Although I … Continue reading
I just discovered that I won the 2011 Knoxville Writers’ Guild contest for blog writing! I am amazed and very thankful that others considered me. My entries were Pantzaria (January 7, 2008) and Cherry Liqueur (November 10, 2008).
Yianni and I went swimming yesterday, and the beach was all ours. If you want to visit Greece, plan it in September. The tourists have gone home, and Greek children began school on Sept. 12. I couldn’t believe how empty … Continue reading