Monday, March 4, 2013

A little walk and a limoncello

What’s more regenerating and relaxing than a walk in the open air,

or the touch of sunshine and its reflections on the vivid wildflowers?

That’s what I did a few days ago with a good lost friend of mine.
We don’t live in the countryside but fortunately we have everything in our reach.
In ten minutes you are transferred wherever you want,countryside or sea,
just get in the mood and find the time.

Here we are, strolling through the olive groves and  flowery meadows,
observing the slow transformation of nature and its awakening.


It was a mild sunny early spring afternoon.
The foliage was shining but for me,spring's herald is the tweet of migratory birds.
It was a real orchestra.I wish I could send you their music in this post!
But look at this incredible light!

Turning home, let’s take a look at the  flowers. Here is progress!

What a beauty this pansy! Isn’t?
If I create a little bouquet, won't the plant be destroyed?

What about that home made limoncello which smells so nice?
We need some rest...

Inside, it’s still quite cold but I already sense the increasing daylight.

And what’s better than a fellow with such  humor?
Between liqueurs, dried figs, apricots and almonds... we laughed and chatted so much!

I hope you had a pleasant and delightful break before the new week’s start.

I thank my new followers and all visitors
 from the bottom of my heart!
Have a lovely week !

You are invited to participate in this week's "Sunlit Sunday".
Let's brighten up the beginning of a new week!


  1. What a lovely day you had with your friend. And then, lemoncello! I've been making lemoncello for years now. . .hadn't thought of sipping it after a walk though. Enjoy your week!

  2. Thanks for sharing your spring photos!

    Hugs, Ingrid

  3. It is really something looking at all these beautiful photos and feel the light and the smells and the tiny flowers in the country side... You have the blessed touch to make everything looks special and unique!!!

    1. You are so sweet and your words encourage me! Thank you darling !!!

  4. What beautiful spring pictures, how lovely it would have been to walk with you and finish off with limoncello and figs. I bought a bottle of limoncello back from Sicily last year, but accidentally knocked the bottle over and smashed it - it was very disappointing.

    1. Ι wish I could send you some...Thank you Rosemary,you must have lived unique experiences from travels!(I follow the story in China)

  5. The meadows look absolutely beautiful!! The Limoncello sounds delicicious. Would have loved to drink a glass with you!

    Madelief x

  6. Wat woon jij in een prachtige omgeving,zo kort bij huis te kunnen wandelen tussen de oude olijfbomen en statige cipresse met aan hun voeten een weelderige weide van wilde bloemen.....

    Hier in zuiden Nederland wat het vandaag ook een eerste lente achtige dag en manlief trokken er op uit om viooltjes te kopen voor in de oude zinken bakken onder het serre raam.

    Mmmmmm.....limoncello,ik heb het plan opgevat om het zelf gaan te maken,maar eerst opzoek naar onbespoten citroenen.

    Ik geniet nog even na van je prachtige foto's,dankjewel voor het delen,zó lief!!!

    Maak er een mooie week van en lieve groeten!!

    1. I'm so pleased of your visit ! Thank you so much. Warm regards.. Olympia

  7. I'm here for a return visit :) And I wish I could have gone with you for a walk - everything is already nice and green *dreaming* Have a wonderful week, Sigi from the island :))

  8. Loveliness inside and outside - the very best of spring.

  9. Ciao Things and Thoughts ,

    Ho visto il tuo commento da Bellalullo e sono passata a conoscerti.
    Wow, sei molto brava a fotografare e a mettere in parole le tue sensazioni. Ma dove vivi? Qui non se ne vede neanche uno spicchietto di sole…..

    Se conosci e usi Pinterest o se comunque ti incuriosisce, ti invito a partecipare alla “Italian Crafty Community on Pinterest”. È un modo per condividere le proprie foto e creazioni, dargli a un po’ di visibilità e perche no, intrecciare nuove amicizie.

    Buona settimana, Alex

    1. Grazie tanto della visita.Vivo al nord di Peloponese, qui il tempo e sempre dolce e la primavera e gia venuta da noi. Non uso Pinterest, sono molto nuova ancora sui blogg ma forse lo faro piu tardi. Ancora grazie del gentile commento.

  10. Thank you for taking us on this beautiful walk with you and your friend. The flowers are lovely and I enjoyed sharing your Limoncello in your beautiful home.

    I hope the rest of your week is equally lovely. xoxo

  11. Le tue bellissime immagini parlano della magia antica e sempre sorprendente della natura che si rinnova!

  12. It's lovely to signs of spring in your country too - so different to our landscape! What a good way of warming yourselves up too!
    Sarah x

  13. Thanks for your visit and your kind words.
    Have a lovely day.

  14. Lovely pictures! Greece is always so beautiful - you are lucky to be there. And soon you will have the smell of orange blossom - which makes me swoon!

  15. What a lovely walk through this beautiful landscape!
    The wildflowers are marvellous!
    Thanks for your visit and your kind comment!
    Best wishes, Siret

  16. You had a lovely day, good company and great landscapes. Have a great week!

  17. So glad you found the time! Your walk looks heavenly. Such beauty. The only time I had limoncello was on the Amalfi Coast. So tasty!

  18. Avere molte grazie per la vostra visita in Waldhaus e per il tuo bel commento!
    Mi stavo chiedendo, dove si vive bene, ma ora è tutto chiaro * gg *. La natura è già così lontano con te - incredibile. Limoncello io purtroppo non lo so, ma sembra delizioso. Mi piace la tua casa - sono ora i tuoi nuovi lettori e venire di nuovo di sicuro!
    Vi auguro un piacevole riposo della settimana e un fine settimana rilassante. Saluti dal Waldhaus, Christine

  19. sounds like a perfect day Olympia ! love all the flowers and of course they are so much more early than anything over here in England...and the dried figs etc .......yum ! have a nice weekend...Gail x

  20. Your images are lovely..I can't wait for Spring and all the flowers. Happy weekend...thank you for visiting me the other day. xo

  21. Hello Olympia, what a delightful walk and beautiful wild flowers, your pictures are lovely. Do you live in Italy now? Your pansies look lovely in your little posy, I am sure the plant will grow back again.
    Than kyou for visiting me. I am glad that my daughter is making you feel at home. Much love to you, and Happy Mother's Day! Love Linda x

  22. Hello, Olympia

    I can drive to the country in about 15 minutes, and it's about the same amount of time to the lake. But the sea? That would be at least 2 days of driving! You're fortunate to have so much beauty nearby.


    1. I'm so glad that you linked your beautiful post to "Sunlit Sunday". I was hoping that you would participate again this week. Thank you!

  23. Your post looks gorgeous Olympia :0) with all these beautiful views, pretty flowers and stunning sunshine :0) Here in Moscow we still have a lot of snow and only waiting for Spring :0) Glad you have such a beauty nearby and the sea as well!
    Have a happy day

  24. Spring is coming. Beautiful scenery in your land. I love olive trees and lemoncello!

  25. Yes, that definitely looks more like spring than by us.
    Have a good start into a new week.

  26. Ma che incantevole blog, che belle immagini e che deliziosa accoglienza... grazie!

    A presto

  27. Ti ringrazio tanto del gentile commento Lucia! Saluti e buona settimana!

  28. Your spring photos look so encouraging! I can't wait to see all this in our area! I don't think the pansies mind if you cut their flowers. They will stay more trim and neat if you do. The homemade limencello sounds great. My daughter was first introduced to that in Italy.

  29. I've never heard of limoncello. Your photos were lovely and made me want to promise not to complain when it gets hot. I am so ready for spring and flowers.

  30. Beautiful landscapes and flowers!!Great pictures!

  31. Hello... my previous comment just disappeared! All those pretty plants and flowers are so familiar to me! beautiful!
    I am going to follow your blog... it's very sunny and warm and full of light, here!



  32. J'ai passé un savoureux moment en votre compagnie... Cependant je reste sur ma fin ! pas de limoncello pour moi !
    Merci pour ce très joli reportage photographique.
    gros bisous

  33. I just love the sunlight streaming in through the corner of your photo. I can almost feel it! I threw open the doors and windows of my home this afternoon. A friend who was over chuckled and commented how it was quite time for that yet. He was right, of course. It is still quite chilly here, but soon it will be warm and flowers will be blooming for me just as they are in your lovely photos! Thank you for sharing your burst of sunshine.


  34. Hey, coming to retribute your visit to my blog. Really love it yours too. Are you actually living in Italy? My husband has family there and we go often. Greetings!!! Daniella


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