Wednesday, October 30, 2013

So peaceful...

It was one of these rare days where daily life seems unbearable
 with its hectic pace and the feeling that you live for others
and miss being yourself. An imperative need for freedom and peace…
I took my car and went find a good friend who lives in the countryside …

So quiet, so beautiful!

I recharged the batteries of my mind, picking some late roses,
wild cyclamens , listening to the divine singing of migrants robins 
and enjoying the company of an imperial cat answering 
to the name of Javert!
I suppose that its character has nothing to do with the 
hero of Victor’s Hugo book but anyway….The archaic beauty
of the estate spoke straight to my heart and
I felt so much relieved, soothe and appeased …
The olive harvest needs some more time, chestnut trees are 
shedding their fruits and leaves on the soil and nature is 
preparing for its hibernation, an eternal journey following 
the traces of which we call time…
Take a break and fend off the routine, it’s essential, isn’t it?

Nature painted my evening with the colors of my feelings…
Thank you Georgia!
Thank you Javert!


  1. Take a break is very important, life is busy enough ;-). I am glad you had a wonderful time with friend and cat.

    Sending you hugs, Ingrid

  2. Beautiful! Javert looks so adorable. It's good to have a break sometimes. Happy Wednesday, Olympia.

  3. Sometimes you need a is so is good you have take that break.
    Youre photo's are again verry beautifiul.
    Have a nice evening.

    Inge, my choice

  4. Hello Olympia

    I think I enjoyed your little trip to the country as much as you did. I feel rejuvenated. Thanks for sharing your corner of the world with us.
    Helen xx

  5. Dear Olympia,

    wonderful pictures and impressions.
    The cat looks beautiful - it has the colour of the autumn.
    Enjoy this time and enjoy the silence.

    I send you a lot of greetings

    Your Bluemchenmama

  6. I usually head to the sea when I need time to get away from the hectic life. You can feel the peace and beauty in your pictures which is so lovely.
    Sarah x

  7. Beautiful pictures! And I totally agree with you, sometimes you need a break.
    You where at a beaytiful place to take a break! And I adore the cat!
    Greatings from Aleta

  8. Wat een prachtige foto's van een mooie stille natuur!
    Zo rustgevend!
    Je hebt gelijk om even die rust op te zoeken.
    En die kat, ja dat is een keizerlijke schoonheid en hij gedraagt ook zo.
    Een mooie tijd!

    Liefs, Gerry

  9. so beautiful post,so peaceful and relaxing,lucky you to have such good and real friends

  10. So beautiful are your photos!
    Greetings, RW & SK

  11. Dear Olympia,

    Always great to take a little time out and get away somewhere to recharge and relax.
    Loved seeing your beautiful photos and thanks for taking us along too.
    Happy day

  12. Peace Olympia...!!! quiet post love the you .,...x !

  13. Dearest Olympia,
    Georgia and Javert did give you a lot of PEACE as is evident from these beautiful photos. You wrote it like a poet... Going to the countryside and being with a friend works like balm for the soul; both ways!
    Hugs to you and to tell you the truth; I am so happy for finding such a lovely post instead of all the Halloween writings. I don't care about that and it therefore goes by us very peacefully. This is the All Saints period and All Souls and I just closed a blog post with cynical cemetery jokes. That hurts, especially if having lost several lost ones last year... Halloween is a creepy cult thing that is pushing Christianity off the table. But not for me!
    Hugs to you,

  14. You brought the peace and the beauty to us all in this post. I felt as if I were there with you just soaking in the moment. Thank you for such a refreshing look at autumn!
    J. xo

  15. This really looks like a peaceful place to recharged the batteries! I love the cat! It looks a little bit like my Simba who died some years ago, really, But Javert is more fluffy :-))

  16. Even though we had frost we have a few roses
    that bloom, your photos is beautiful.
    And i like the red fure beauty.

  17. A lovely calming post - we all need time away from the hustle and bustle of life from time to time.

  18. Sometimes you just have to get away to find your spirit again. This looks like a haven of peace, impossible not to recharge the batteries ! All the best.

  19. To get away from it all once in while, it's so important from time to time.I love how you bring it into words so beautifully. Makes me even want to get away from it all right now. Just ended cleaning up after the storm that passed and left a lot of (luckily small)branches and leaves from neighbours' trees on our lawn and around the house. It took me three days to finally finish it, I feel it in my bones ;) and now just sitting here, reading your post, it reminds me of our short trip last year this time with not even the best of weather but just getting away for some days, it can recharge the batteries so well. I could use a recharge now as well.
    Love your pictures. The peacefulness. The cyclamen are wonderful aren't they. I actually discovered some in the garden on a totally different place than where I once planted some, under a carpet of leaves and some branches, but they didn't look so undamaged as the ones you took home to be placed in a lovely little vase. I had never seen cyclamen being picked actually but why not, so beautiful. I love them as little plants to put indoors as well.
    Have a lovely, peaceful day,

  20. What wonderful photos! So beautiful and familiar....It makes me yearn for my next vacation in greece.
    Wilia (and family)

  21. You were wise to take the time to get away from the hectic pace and enjoy the beauty and tranquility you found at your friend's home. I feel calm and peaceful just looking at the loveliness you photographed.

    Look after yourself, Olympia.


  22. Que de jolies photos encore. J’aime surtout les photos du chat Javert car mon chat Cody lui ressemble beaucoup. Je ne pense pas que vous lisiez mon blog en 2009 mais j’avais écrit un post sur Cody le 1er octobre, voici le lien

    1. Il est vrai que Cody pourrait etre considere comme un frere ou cousin de Javert!!! Mais le votre est tellement familiarise avec la vie a la maison et vos activites devant l'ecran!Javert conserve un aspect un peu plus sauvage.Tres amusant de toute facon!!!

  23. It is so important to take time to refresh and renew yourself when you are always in demand as a wife and mother, daughter and friend. Such lovely and peaceful photos of your day and your new special friend, Javert. Take good care, Olympia. Hugs to you xo Karen

  24. Dear Olympia,
    These pictures are food for the soul,a beautiful place where immedietaely wanted to be!
    Many hugs my friend

  25. So wonderful...peace is not not the most appreciated word in our time, I am afraid.
    But it's so important what you are writing about...And we have to take a trip in the
    countryside and breath some times, when life is busy. Have a nice weekend,
    dear Olympia. :)

  26. What a wonderful day and just as wonderful pictures Olympia. Sometimes we need those days to catch up on life and ourselves. To breath normally again och lower our shoulders.

    Take care sweet Olympia and thank you so very much for your kind birthday greetings. So sweet of you!♥


  27. Precioso reportaje, me encantan las fotos, la mesa, el jardin, tu gatito es una maravilla pasear por tu blog.
    Besos Olympia.

  28. Awesome post bah, I really took pleasure in this entry. Ill be sure to spread this to my cousin who would, odds are, like to read over this article too. Found your blog through the Google search engine by the way, if you were wondering . Many thanks for the great read!

    Cardsharing Server

  29. Olympia,


    You have taken the wonderful miracles of nature and painted them in pixels, too pretty to be called, simply, photos! Once again, your artistic eye has put camera to canvas and the world glows with colour. I, THANK YOU!!


  30. A bath in beauty! They light is glowing - the fullness of life! No wonder you enjoyed it so much - here nearly all the flowers have gone... Christa

  31. Πραγματικά υπέροχες οι φωτογραφίες σου Ολυμπία!Μοναδικές!!
    Καλό μήνα!!!

  32. The roses and your orchard are beautiful! I love your fluffy kitty too! The best company to have!

  33. A beautiful peaceful post, Olympia. Sometimes you just need to take a break from normal routine....and it makes you feel so refreshed. Your friend's home looks the perfect place.
    Helen x

  34. Hi Olympia ! oh yes it is essential to take time out in order to find yourself again gets so hectic ! I think being in the countryside with nature brings us peace (natural therapy) what a beautiful place you visited and what a handsome cat !
    Gail x

  35. Bonjour,
    Je découvre ton blog sur blogspot, j'aime beaucoup ton travail! Des aventures et de très belles photos.
    Je suis artiste peintre, photographe amateur; je me suis inscrite pour suivre tes publications!
    Je t'invite à me rendre visite sur mes blogs, merci beaucoup!

  36. que preciosidad de fotos!!!

  37. Very peaceful indeed! Love your cat!!!! Will tell Oskar about....:)
    Trying desperately for weeks to recharge my battery!

  38. Your photos are so wonderful an I love this nice cat.
    Sometimes it's necessary to go to another place simply to recharge one's batteries and the place you went to is so nice, looks very peaceful. :-)

    Have a nice time und lots of regards


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