Saturday, April 4, 2015

A colorful run-up to Easter



A German woman had once decorated those Easter eggs for me. 
She had removed the inside of the egg and used natural colors 
and special tools meticulously. It’s a pity that every time I open 
the packs I find some of them broken.
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So, the position of the constellation was quite different this year 
and has set an early Easter celebration. I felt a little perplexed 
when I realized that only a few days remained ahead. 
Ogling soft pastel shades and feeling creative,
I tried to make simple items seem special. The bet was to get 
things done faster and boost our mood, 
injured by the longest-running rainfall ever.





Here in Greece, Easter is the most celebrated feast, even more 
than Christmas. Each place has its characteristic customs and 
traditions but what is really worthwhile is visiting the islands;
over there, the Easter experience is beyond all expectations. 
I haven't live it either!
However, there are  also a lot of things to do on the  mainland 
in order to participate in the religious events and keep 
the mystery alive. I'll do my best!









My daughter's English teacher gave her an easy recipe 
of muffins that she tried out straightaway! At her first attempt,
 she did it all wrong but with a little encouragement she rectified 
it all alone! Not so bad! I think bringing kids into the kitchen 
can be beneficial in different ways.



Our coastline and its shingle beaches offer a beautiful range 
of wildflowers at the moment. Here is the yellow version!


May we have a blessed Easter!

O

37 comments:

  1. What a nice post!
    Happy Easter Dear Olimpia:)

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  2. So beautiful photos. Love the eggs.
    Happy easter to you

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  3. A post full of colour, as I always expect to enjoy when visiting you, dear Olympia!
    I wish you a meaningful Holy Week and a very happy Easter!
    Many hugs!

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  4. So interesting to read that Easter is the most celebrated fesast in Greece, I did not know this. And your pictures are so colourful and cheerful, I love it, especially on another rainy, cold and gloomy day.
    Olympia, I wish you a very Happy Easter!

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  5. Happy Easter for you and your family, dear Olympia!

    Sending hugs, Ingrid

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  6. Such pretty colors in your photos. I love those pink flowers. I wish you a beautiful Easter!

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  7. Υπέροχη ανάρτηση γεμάτη μέ όμορφα Ανοιξιάτικα χρώματα καί μέ Πασχαλινή διάθεση!
    Καλή Μεγάλη Εβδομάδα καί Καλό Πάσχα Ολυμπία μου!!Καλά νά περάσεις μέ τούς αγαπημένους σου!!
    Dimi..

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  8. Come sempre un tripudio di colore e gioia di vivere che traspare dalle tue foto , ti auguro una Buona Pasqua cara Olimpia . Abbraccio grande.

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  9. Dearest Olympia,
    You sure manage to keep the mystery of Easter alive with so many special objects that remind of us rebirth. Rebirth in nature and spiritual.
    Those beautiful eggs are oh so delicate and I hate to read that you lost several over the years. I do love those cut out eggs, the bigger, ostrich eggs might hold up longer but so hard to find...
    Sending you hugs for your upcoming Holy Week.
    Mariette

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  10. Lieve Olympia

    Wat een PRACHTIGE verscheidenheid aan bloemenweelde,
    en de bijbehorende kleurschakeringen, het is werkelijk een
    feest om allemaal te bekijken.

    Zo mooi ook al de handbeschilderde eieren, wat jammer dat
    er af en toe een aantal kapot gaan, ze zijn ook zo kwetsbaar......

    Wat zie ik daar een lief gehaakt poesje, heb je die zelf gemaakt?

    Je foto's zijn weer als altijd adembenemend mooi!!!!

    Wens je mooie Paasdagen toe Olympia, voor jou
    en je familie......

    Veel liefs,
    Josephine

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    1. The cute, hooked pussy is a creation of a Dutch crochet animal designer and illustrator. I'm not so skillful!

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  11. Happy easter....love Ria...xxx!

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  12. Oh Happy Easter Olympia. We have spent so many Easters in Greece it feels odd being in the United States (where the holiday seems more about chocolate and baked ham than the real purpose). We are getting close to our time in Greece, though and your photos of flowers brought all of its color to life for me! Happy Easter!!

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  13. Dear Olympia,

    So lovely to see all your bright and colourful photos - love the pretty decorated eggs, your pretty flowers and seeing the yellow flowers growing along the seashore. So neat your daughter made the yummy muffins.
    Wishing you and your family a happy and blessed Easter
    hugs
    Carolyn

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  14. Such pretty pictures!!!!! Those eggs are spectacular!

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  15. What a beautiful and cheery post. Looking at all your pretty and bright photos make me smile. Love the gorgeous handmade eggs. Such a treasure.

    Wishing you and your family a wonderful Easter. And also thank you for the encouraging and supportive words for my mother. I am truly grateful.

    Janet

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  16. What a colourful and sweet post.
    I hope you have a lovely time and enjoy your Easter holidays.
    Tina xxx

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  17. Have a lovely Easter Olympia! I once had Easter on Chios and it was great!
    I specially love your picture of the branch against the pink background. What a lovely idea.

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  18. Have a lovely Easter Olympia! I once had Easter on Chios and it was great!
    I specially love your picture of the branch against the pink background. What a lovely idea.

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  19. Bom dia, desejo-lhe uma santa Pascoa junto com a sua família.
    AG

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  20. Such prettiness, both inside and out. Bright, bold colours in soft, cozy focus. Your home is sure to be a delight for the upcoming Easter festivities, as this sweet prelude on this Palm Sunday is today.

    Hugs,
    Poppy

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  21. Que ton article est beau Olympia! Empli des merveilleuses couleurs du printemps.
    Je m'inscris à ton blog avec grand plaisir car si je comprends bien nous vivons dans le même pays.
    Bonne Semaine Sainte à toi.
    Amicalement.

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  22. Your Easterpost are so colourful and nice. I love the fresh colours. They say : It' s Springtime, it's Easter.
    Verry Nice and lovely Decoration. It was a wonderful Eastersunday. The Sun has shining, blue Sky and we found Easter eggs in the Garden.
    Wish you a great lovely Eastertime, Moni

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  23. Happy Easter Olympia, hope you and your family had a beautiful time together! Love the colourful photos, eggshells are so fragile...it's a pity your lovely eggs get broken. We also had a family Easter celebration as Hubby has a birthday tomorrow, so we had a double celebration. Easter is also very special to us, like you say, more important than Christmas...Hugs to you Olympia! x

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  24. Hi Olympia, love the profusion of colours. I can see spring has sprung on your side of the fence.
    Hope you have a lovely Easter break. Thank you for visiting and your sweet message.

    Hugs,
    Aida

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  25. You have a wonderfully colourful home! I could move in easily, and enjoy many, many hours relaxing and looking around. So jealous of your flowers. We've had snow here near Toronto again, and my poor little daffodil leaves have been shocked back into the earth. I guess I'll have to live vicariously through you for a little while longer!

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  26. Olympia,
    Happy Easter, my cherished friend.

    love, ~Sheri

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  27. Such a lovely post with the Easter decorations, spring flowers and wild flowers along the sea shore! Hope you had a wonderful time. Sarah x

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  28. Lieve Olympia,

    Allereerst hartelijk dank voor je aardige reacties en mooie Paaswens op blog en in mail☺
    Ja, we hebben fijne Paasdagen gehad met kinderen en kleinkinderen en we mogen niet klagen over het weer,vanmiddag bij onze zuiderburen in Maaseik België op een zonnig terras gezeten al was het wel met de jas aan.

    De prachtige foto's doe je toont zijn een genot om naar te kijken en ik sta er telkens weer van te kijken welk een variatie aan bloemen er bloeien op de stranden bij jullie,dat warme geel wat fantastisch afsteekt tegen de blauwe lucht en het water.
    Wat jammer dat hand beschilderde eieren zo teer zijn.Ik kreeg jaren geleden ook van een blogvriendin 4 mooi beschilderde eieren en wikkel ze na Pasen in dun vloeipapier en leg ze in kartonnen vakkendoosje waar ik ook de oude kerstballen en ornamentjes in bewaar.

    Tja, dat het feest van Pasen niet overal op de wereld op dezelfde datum gevierd wordt hebben we te danken aan de kalenderhervorming,
    De zogenaamde orthodoxe "nieuwe-stijl"-kerken waaronder Griekenland gebruiken voor Pasen de Juliaanse kalender en voor Kerstmis weer de Gregoriaanse kalender,maar dat weet jij vast wel.

    Jij gaat je met je familie in de Goede Week opmaken en voorbereiden op weg naar het grote feest van Pasen.

    Ik wens je een fijne week en lieve groet.
    Ger

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  29. My dear, sweet friend, I love, love, LOVE seeing your beautiful and colorful pictures. You share some of the most inspiring images :)

    I hope you had a delightful Easter, dear Olympia. Hugs to you!

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  30. Dear Olympia,
    Such lovely images of spring's renewal! So colorful and uplifting - like eating candy! I hope you had a lovely Easter celebration and a beautiful and happy week. Hugs xo Karen

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  31. What a beautiful and colorful post Olympia! Your home is so full of charm and color, I just adore it. If you can believe it, but just a few 12 years ago, this is what my house was like. I still miss it and know I could go back to the colors anytime. The garden is so colorful that sometimes coming in from all the color to the white and pastels is good too.
    I agree about kids in the kitchen, and wanted all my children to know how to cook and bake well (and clean up), I don't know if I did enough, but hope so. Your daughter's muffins look like a win-win!
    Have a wonderful week my dear!

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  32. Wow, beautiful colours!!! :)))

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  33. While your vibrant and lush flowers are a treat to behold, what truly caught my eye was the bare branches against the vibrant pink walls of your lovely and colorful home. So pretty!!

    How fortunate you are to live by the sea in the Mediterranean. The shoreline, with the bold yellow blooms is sheer perfection.

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  34. Hope you had a lovely Easter Olympia?! I enjoyed your decorations and the photo's of your home very much. So bright and colourful and very pleasing to the eye.

    Wishing you a happy weekend!

    Madelief x

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  35. Encore une fois, splendides photos ... un enchantement !!! Merciiiiii !!! Bon dimanche et un bisou à ton chat ....

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