Monday, April 29, 2013

A flowering day

The day begun like that… 
with 24 Celsius in the morning and 30 degrees at noon!

We took advantage of this splendid summer weather and went 
have coffee in the gardensmelling the scent of lemon flowers, 
hearing the insects buzzing, watching the butterflies 
flying all over the plants…

Here, in town, the garden is a green open space with Leyland 
and Tuscany cypresses, citrus trees and a “red robin” bush 
along the hedge which is in full bloom at this moment.

Next Sunday is Easter and for the first time we are going 
to stay home and roast the traditional lamb on our barbecue! 
Wish us luck! So, there are a lot of things to do and to check out.
 First we visited a flower open market. There is a whole area 
dedicated to gardening, farming, tinkering and we did some
shopping just to refresh the garden scenery.

A short break in Kifissia, a lovely district of Athens 

and back to the country home, say hallo to grandma, 
take a look to the house and picking the first roses!

The country garden is really amazing! 
Life seems to be popping and sprouting up from every crack and crevice. 

So, have a nice, creative week. 
I’ll be back with the photos of Greek Easter, 
I hope that it will be successful …
Big hugs to each of you and 
thank you so much for your …footprints in this place!


  1. I am loving all those flowers
    they are so lovely very pleasing to my eyes.
    Oh I love eating outdoors too.

  2. Dear Olympia - the sunshine is spilling out from your colourful vibrant blossom photos. Both gardens are looking a treat - I notice that your Callistemon (bottlebrush) is already in flower - mine will not be out for several weeks. What is the bush with the pink tassel flowers just opening up - 9th photo from the end?
    Have a wonderful Easter with all of your family and enjoy your traditional lamb on the BBQ.

  3. It's called callistemon citrinus, also known as Crimson Bottlebrush and it is a shrub native to south-eastern Australia.Ιn that photo you see the buds but in the other photos,you can observe the red flower spikes.
    I like the way in which you observe everything Rosemary,it is always a pleasure to read a comment from you! Thank you for your wishes, have a lovely week you too!

  4. You are so lucky to be surrounded by so many beautiful flowers!!
    Hugs. Vicky

  5. Can you send some summer feelings to me, Olympia ;-)? Here it's raining and cold outside, so your words feel so much better. I like the flowers you show us, they are wonderful!

    Wish you a happy Easter weekend! Hugs, Ingrid

    1. Yes, I would like to Ingrid,wish I could! Thank you so much for your gentle presence in this blogspace and thank you for your wishes!

  6. I think it would be nice to spend an afternoon in your garden. Your Grandma's roses are so beautiful. Happy Easter to you and your family!
    Donna G.

  7. Ah Olympia, je maakt ons helemaal jaloers met deze prachtige foto's!
    Het is hier koud en nat en het voorjaar wil maar niet echt beginnen.
    Wat een prachtige tuin heb je en wat heeft je oma mooie rozen! Echt van genoten.
    Ik wens je veel plezier met de voorbereidingen voor Pasen.

    Liefs, Gerry

  8. Βedankt Gerry voor je lieve reacties op mijn blog!Ι made a little effort in dutch!!!

  9. Love your post !!.....Olympia....!!.your garden is amazing !! all the flowers !!....Greeek easter ????..never hear from that....we have our last Queen's day tomoorro...and we are getting a King now !!;y

  10. Quelles merveilleuses photos !... je viens de passer un très agréable moment et ainsi oublier le mauvais temps qui sévit ici...
    Gros bisous à vous

  11. Beautiful post, Olympia! I so enjoyed seeing your delightfully sunny, warm and colourful photos of so many gorgeous plants and flowers! I could almost smell the heady fragrance!
    Wishing you a lovely week.
    Helen x

  12. Oh, it was a weekend full of flowers and beautiful things!! Thanks for showing that bit of Greece. Really lovely! ;D

  13. Bellissimo giardino! Da voi è già estate, qui piove e ci sono 18 gradi C :(

  14. Gosh, it all looks so beautiful ... I wish I was there. M x

  15. I am so glad to see that the sun still EXISTS somewhere, I can hardly remember how it feels :-) These photos are a real feast for the eyes, wonderful colors and surely perfumes, I am so envious. But maybe I should just be patient ? :-)))

  16. It's so pretty where you live. I have several of those red bushes too, I love them. Mine are just about to flower.

  17. Meravigliose come sempre le tue immagini piene del colore e del tepore dell'estate!

  18. All your pictures, first to last, make me long for summer and vacation already! How great to be surrounded by so much beautiful and colourful flowers and then all that sun, heavenly!
    Enjoy your Easter!

  19. Beautiful, beautiful photos! You live in such an amazing place. The blooms must be intoxicating right now.
    Could you send some sun my way? :)

  20. Beautiful photos Olympia, and you live on a gorgeous part of the world.
    How great to take tea in your gorgeous garden. All the flowers are so pretty.
    Enjoy the Easter break


  21. So beautiful! Stunning roses! Such a lovely flower market to visit. I wish you happy Easter!

  22. The roses are spectacular. Mine are just beginning to bloom.

  23. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a nice comment. You have beautiful photos on your posting.
    Have a wonderful day.
    Bobbie Lynn

  24. I love dining outside and I do it almost every day in the summer. Your space looks magical, I love that walkway. Spring has finally appeared here, went to the garden store yesterday. Would have loved to visit the flower market you went to, very beautiful. Have a wonderful week, Laura

  25. How gorgeous - you are lucky. To have this wonderful garden and these lovely plants in the middle of the city..... and lovely weather......and easter to look forward to! Life is good. :)

  26. Such a beautiful post,so lovely flowers,and atmosphere..I enjoy!
    Have a wonderful day

  27. Bonjour Olympia,

    Mais que c'est beau tout ça ! and on top of that, you're having a wonderful weather. I love your garden and the peaceful atmosphere and the tea...oui, il faut savourer la vie!! Merci pour ce beau rayon de soleil grec qui me donne envie de découvrir votre pays que je ne connais pas encore....
    Have a wonderful Easter !
    x Lala

    ps : je ne sais pas pourquoi, je ne suivais pas votre blog auparavant...c'est chose faite :-)

  28. Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog!!! And what wonderful pictures I see on your blog! Great atmosphere, when I look at these pictures, I nearly can feel the hot weather and smell the flower fragrance!!
    PS: I hope my English is not too bad...

  29. Oh my goodness! Summer has hit... that's wonderful! The atmosphere that your photos spread is unbelievable! Here no sun, no warmth - today foggy and cold... like November! Enjoy your warm days and the Easter days. I hope we will get a sneak peak at what it was like.... Christa

  30. Thanks for youre comment on my blog!!
    Beautiful pictures you make!!! And i love the temperature... summer!!


  31. Thank you for sharing your lovely day with us. Your garden looks wonderful and the flower market so full of beautiful flowers.
    Sarah x

  32. Hola! Llego hasta tu sitio por intermedio del blog de ETT RÖTT MONOGRAM, precioso lugar, si me permites me quedo para seguirte.
    Te dejo un fuerte abrazo desde Uruguay!

  33. Amei conhecer o seu blog e achei fantástico,maravilhoso!!! Me visite:
    Siga-me e pegue o meu selinho!!!


    Beijos Marie.

  34. What a beautiful garden you have. Lovely photos with all the pretty flowers! Thanks for your nice comments on my blog. Have a nice day.

  35. Absolutely amazing pictures! :) I'm sitting here scrolling up and down all the time just enjoying your beautiful pictures. You've a lovely garden! Thanks for sharing all this beauty with us.♥

    Take care!


  36. Υπέροχες φωτογραφίες Ολυμπία, μπράβο!! Τα τριαντάφυλλα πανέμορφα, σαν να μυρίζω το άρωμά τους!! Πολλά φιλιά.

  37. Everything is just lovely as can be! So many beautiful flowers! The roses are so pretty! Thank you for taking us along to share the beauty. Hugs, xxx

  38. Ohh, there is already so warm!!!:))
    Here in Finland, summer is coming step by step...;)
    Your moment in the morning looks so relaxing, I like it:)

    Hugs, Marikki

  39. Oh my God, I think you just killed me there ! It has been dull and ugly here for months now ... Oh, and I lived in Greece for a while and loved Kifissia too! I just became your latest follower and put you on my sidebar to soak up a bit of that beauty from your blog ; a big hello from ...grey Paris !

  40. OMG so gorgeous garden and those roses so beautiful. I would be pleased if would have green leaves in trees but not yet.

  41. Thank you for your visit to my blog and your sweet comments.
    You have a wonderful garden - life must be so different in a warm climate!
    Have a lovely weekend!

  42. Your garden looks delightful! I can smell the citrus blossom. Happy Easter.
    Penny x

  43. wow! Spring blooms.. Bright and bold, the flowers for love.. Beautiful pics and very beautiful arrangements of flowers..! Great post dear..

  44. Lieve Olympia,

    Wat laat je mij genieten van je prachtig paradijs van een tuin met bloemen!!!Efharistó.
    Prachtige combinatie van kleurig servies en tafelkleed.
    De mooie haag Photinia x fraseri Red Robin heet in Nederland Glansmispel
    Het moet een waar genot zijn om daar in die sfeervolle tuin het Paasfeest te vieren...
    ik ruik in mijn fantasie de heerlijke geur van het lam aan 't spit, Kali Orexi Einai!!!

    Fijn en gezellig Paasfeest gewenst!!!
    Lieve groet,
    (over een week hopen wij van de gastvrijheid te mogen genieten op het mooie eiland Kreta ☺☺☺)

    1. Dear Ger,

      I always enjoy reading your kind and generous message where you express your enthousiasm for my country.I thank you so much...Do you visit Kreta next week? Oh, it will be wonderful, take your swimsuit because it's hot and the sea will be warm enough for swimming.
      Have a nice trip and stay.Summer is already waiting for you!
      Lieve groet,


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