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ANTIQUITY IN OUR BACK YARD

Ancient ruins are literally everywhere in Greece. Every where you walk you are treading on the ruins of an  older civilization, probably rom...

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Jamie had a haircut - Zorro rules !
 
 
 
 
Poetry day today; Odysseas Elytis was born November 2, 101 years ago.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Billy goat gruff - an independent soul
I often meet him on the road down and if  you stop
he comes galloping over to see if you have a crust or some
rotting peel for him
 
 
 
Danae.....well, her kids did very well in their swimming
class this summer.  Nels has a great style and has more than outstroked
all the other little girls in her class.  She got two medals and would have
continued over the winter - if Poros had a heated pool
 
 
Captain Kyriakos with the 'Socrates' on Teachers Island
 
 
At the wheel coming into Poros harbour
 
 
 
Half a ton of wood ready to be cut up and stacked for the winter.
Gone is the grass after the driest summer in 80 years.
Gone is the swing - till next summer
Now in the winter it is green with wild sorrel and potato plants
and the wood is dwindling fast
 
 
 
Kostas salted the first black olives
 
 
The rustic rocker now painted green
 
 
And the five bamboo chairs have been painted green as well.
A helluva job.  Took many days to cover all the surfaces and get in all
the cracks...3 times