Saturday, October 29, 2011

Sailing away on smooth waters....

Reminiscenses of warm Summer days. 
Just sit on a stool, thinking and guessing
 where it will take it's crew. 
We are always sailing, through life.
I just never know where it will take me....

Friday, October 28, 2011

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Different angles and light of a beloved village...

Thousands of pictures have been taken of this fantastic village of Mythimna. These are a bit different when I decided to use a heavy tele lens. Same love, different angles, different light....

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

My island is full of contradictions....

 What?! Where are all olive trees and the green pastures of the island? Remember the first time I came over a ridge and saw the moonlike landscape of south western Lesvos. A bit dead at first sight, a long line of sheep down the vally made me amazed and the first sight of beautiful Sigri.

From here to eternity

Marching group of sheep

A small chapel among the few trees

Ipsilon hitting the skies

Sigri, the open sea and then much later, hitting main land

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Indescribable, Lesvian sunsets....

Waiting for a few hours to find the particular moments 
that are not waiting for you!
Patience has it's virtues.
Lesvos in Gold.....

Forgor to straighten the horizon, but does not take the beauty away...

In the last two photos, with a bit of an effort, you can see the birds in the golden water

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Miracles any day, any time...

Beautiful October and November. Stunning! Lucky with the light from that hesitant sun, 
no winds, taking a swim, warm water, 
sunbathing in your underwear, incognito...
Contemplating fisherman on the pier,  mirrorlike water in the harbor.
What else could you ask for of relaxation and beautiful nature? 
My imprint island of Lesvos, any day... any time...
Shining mirror

Turned outside in



Friday, October 21, 2011

Peace versus hostility...

On a day like this, I look for something that reminds me of something else, but hostility! Eftalou, Delfinia beach and a view to the mountains, in its own silence and serenity. Even if I did not balance the bottom photo, I decided to say to myself, "do you really care"? I do not. My own need of peace versus hostility in all of Greece is by far more important....

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Lesvos treasure...

It is not so much time left, before so many people will have a rendevouz with their precious olive trees. 
Some of the olives have already been nibbled on! 
We all prepare ourselves for the work in different ways. Some are more relaxed than others...

Maria, the donkey!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Sleeping beauties...

On the way to one of my real imprint villages, the one of Vafiós, close to Molivos. The empty and resting welcoming chairs at Taverna Vafiós and the breathtaking beach of Xristi Aktí with it´s layers of light. Three sleeping, very unpretentious beauties at this time of the year.....

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Lesvos taught me a lot about silence....

It is time for that special silence on Lesvos. All the Autumns and Winters have it in them! 
I looked for symbols. 
What a sleeping beauty and it could be me or anyone in that rowing boat. On a journey through life!
From Sigri and Molivos. Ioanna took the photo of the man in the boat. 
Silence on Lesvos, is very particular to me. I keep telling myself that. Over and over again.....

Monday, October 17, 2011

Some never got this special shot!!!

That´s the way to bring your mother to church!!!
For you who did not see this on the blog today!
Something got screwed up on some peoples PCs!

Taking mother to church...

That is the way to come to church for your wedding, with your son as the driver! On a beautiful day, with joy and friends. Another imprint, another great memory. A Greek wedding with style.
Only on Lesvos....

Intimacy, I felt

Peaceful aftermath

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Gossip alley...

Last night I had a dream about my neighbors down the alley! 
You can set the watch after the start of the gossiping hours, usually starting at 7 in the evening. Day in and day out, exactly the same place, the same people, year after year. I cannot understand what has happened to them during one single day, giving them all that energy and intensity of words being exchanged. 
I remember I had a picture taken in September. More people to come later on.  It is like a drop-in! 
A bit of a distance, but did not want to sneak up on them. 
I miss them right now. It is so innocent....

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Simplicity is the measurement....

...of how simple something is. This was the first that struck me, when I arrived in Lesvos, many years ago now. I find it every day from dawn to dusk. Wherever I go, it is just around the corner. 
It never stops amazing me..... 

The camera shutter disturbs the silence

Can it be more simple in it's simplicity?

The most simple of places, squeezed in between the road, five meters to the left, and the rock to the right.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Time flies....

It started here for the Katsarós Spanou family. What a party we had!!!

The beginning of a team

Kids school performance. And what a pretty lady!

When I see this, I also realize how time flies, also with myself

Somebody who loves you a lot, baby!!!

Framed in Gold.