Sunday, May 3, 2015

In the backyard








Outdoor living is part of our lives and now is the time 
to be really excited about this. In the country yard, everything 
we planted last year is coming up now, only the wisteria is still 
underway, I didn’t know that it remains in a juvenile state for
 an extended period. It gave us a beautiful panicle of violet 
flower though! We have to be patient, less hasty, 
this is my weak point! 







Lilacs, daisies and a warm sunshine complete the scene and clear
 the head from pressing, bulky thoughts. A long path under the 
iron pergola is being planned, there is huge potential in this backyard 
which is taking shape now and sometimes I wonder if it is worth 
as the cost can unwittingly increase. On the other hand, 
it’s just a vacation home…



The citrus trees are at their best, blooms and 
edible fruit coexist, offering a cheering sight, spreading 
their exquisite scent around, isn’t that a joy? 






I would like to send a big 
t h a n k  y o u
 to my Dutch blogfriend Ger from Hoorndesovervloeds
who gave such joy to my daughter with her generous gifts. 
Not only did she dedicate a whole blogpost when receiving my 
giveaway but she has also been very kind by sending a surprising 
parcel to my girl. So sweet from you Ger, I’m really grateful 
and happy to get to known you better. How amazing it is to 
share love with people we don’t know, we have never met.








You could also take a look at my board 
“In the backyard” on Pinterest!

Hope you are enjoying May challenges,
loving and being loved.
O


44 comments:

  1. Olympia,
    Your garden looks amazing , the colours , trees and flowers are beautiful. You must really have a great time there.
    Καλό μήνα!
    Have a lovely Sunday.
    Tina xx

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  2. Hello Olympia
    Your garden dazzles with colour and how beautiful your images are. I planted a wistaria at our farmhouse in Canada and in all the years we lived there I never got one bloom, incredible branches and leaves. Upon reflection and research I discovered it was unsuitable for our zone.
    Hope you have a beautiful weekend. It is a long weekend here in Ireland
    Helen xx

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  3. Hello Olympia what a nice colorful blog I love all the colors from the flowers in your garden they are lovely. I hope that my garden is also so colorful about a couple of weeks. Have a great day today and enjoy the Sunday. Take care greetings Petra.

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  4. Oh, such brilliance in your beautiful, lush garden, sparkling with sunlight and making the fruit and flowers all seem like precious gems! Your photos are dreamy escapes into artistic illumination!!

    Happy May, Olympia!

    xo
    Poppy

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  5. Lovely garden post Olympia !!...wowww i enjoy it....Nice of Ger to give a present to your daughter...love Ria...x

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  6. Oh Olympia! Between you and Poppy, I am ready to leap overboard on this ship and just swim to Greece right now. Two weeks more and we will be there to check our gardens. . .you have given me both inspiration and ideas! Have a great week - Hugs to you, Jackie

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  7. Such a colourful riot of colour in your late spring garden Olympia - I especially like the pink snapdragons in their terracotta pot.
    It was very sweet of Ger to remember your daughter and give her so much pleasure.

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  8. Olympia, the colours in your sunny country look much more vibrant than in our chilly country. You have a wonderful garden with lovely flowers and of course I love that orange and lemon tree.

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  9. Olympia, which have you a beautiful backyard!
    We clearly see that you have a different climate. Where we carefully see the first growth and bloom, is everything in your ville bloom.
    What is it a joy to see!
    It shows that you fully enjoy your flowers and garden!
    And so we may also enjoy again. Then a balcony anyway very limited.
    I wish you a beautiful month of May!

    Love, Gerry

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  10. What a delightful colourful garden you have. I would like to be in Greece now as the cold wind blows the windowpanes here in London ! :)

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  11. WoW, die laatste foto, helemaal geweldig. Wat een kleuren en wat een sfeer! Geniet ervan!!

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  12. I loved youre May challenges !!!!
    Πανέμορφα ο κήπος σου Ολυμπία ....μου αρέσουν πολύ οι λεμονιές ..
    ( θα πάρω θετός μια λεμονιά ) ...Πολύ όμορφες φωτογραφίες ...
    Να χαρεί η κόρη σου τα δωράκια από την πατριώτισσα μου (είμαστε και από την ίδια πόλη )
    Καλο μηνα να εχεις ....φιλακια

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  13. Ζήλεψα τήν αυλή σου καί τόν πανέμορφο κήπο σου,Ολυμπία μου!!
    Πανδαισία χρωμάτων καί αρωμάτων!Εκπληκτικές φωτογραφίες!!
    Καλή εβδομάδα!!Πολλά φιλιά!!!

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  14. Dear Olympia,

    I am very suprised by so many flowers and fruits in your backyard...it all looks wonderful. I love spring and I also like it to live outside too, but it's raining now and I am not sure the coming days will be much better.

    Thanks for sharing all the wonderful flowers and colors! Hugs, Ingrid

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  15. Dearest Olympia,

    your garden is an amazing place! Full of flowers and pretty colors - I think I'm dreaming!
    Being patient is my weak point, too - but here in Austria we have to be more patient than in warmer countries.
    Here are just the first trees and bushes in bloom - but I love and enjoy it so much!
    Springtime is my favourite time of the year! :o)

    Sending lots of hugs to you, my dear!
    Best May-wishes to you and your family!
    Traude
    ჱܓჱܓჱܓჱܓჱܓჱܓჱܓჱܓჱܓჱܓჱܓჱܓ
    http://rostrose.blogspot.co.at/2015/04/uber-den-wolken-leuchtets-orange.html

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  16. Ton jardin semble être un vrai paradis fleuri ... magnifique, il n'y a pas d'autres mots ! Merci de nous le faire partager ....

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  17. Dear Olympia,
    Your back yard is gorgeous. I always love coming over here and seeing all the color that surrounds your home. I read recently that the wisteria is a poisonous plant. I was so surprised, as it is such a lovely one. Just wanted to mention it though so you can look into it. I've always wanted a lemon tree. How delightful that you have one, and an orange tree as well. Your flowers are blooming beautifully, and I love that aqua basket filled with flowers. I wish I could take a stroll in your garden. All the pots, and the chair with the pillow, and the lush green plants.......it is all so charming. And to think that it's just your vacation home. You have made this back yard space an enchanting place to call your home.

    love, ~Sheri

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  18. Love your colourful backyard! So many lovely flowers and that bouquet on the table, so perfect! Must be wonderful to take a seat and enjoy the beautiful garden. I'll look for you on Instagram ;) and try to spend more time again in blogland as well.

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  19. My goodness Olympia! Your photos are exquisite. Each one is magazine worthy, but the one with the golden yellow chair speaks to me somehow. The colors you are blessed to live with daily seem to be unique to the Mediterranean. Had I not known where these pictures originated, I would surely have guessed accurately.

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  20. Oh, Olympia, your garden is so beautiful! I love the look of your fruits especially. I wish it were warm enough to grow citrus fruit where I live. You really do make good use of your garden for outdoor living. I enjoyed seeing your furniture and cushions too. The needlepoint cushion with flowers is so pretty. I hope you are well and that you have a good week.

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  21. Sweet Olympia, how I love your blog and pretty pictures :) You always inspire me with your colorful images. How delightful to be able to enjoy some peaceful, quiet time while surrouned by such loveliness. Hugs to you!

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  24. Que la nature est généreuse dans ton jardin qui est un vrai petit paradis!
    J'adore le printemps, ce moment où tout reprend vie et couleur.
    Profite bien de ces beaux jours, belle semaine et beau mois de mai à toi!
    Bises amicales

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  25. Unos colores maravillosos. Tu jardín es primavera y alegría. Hugs :))

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  26. Un'esplosione fantastico di colore, veramente ti viene una allegria dalla sola vista ! Davvero è già così bello colorato da te ? Adoro gli alberi di limoni ed arance, fanno subito mediterraneo ed estate . Abbraccio.

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  27. Your garden is just gorgeous! Every photograph is absolutely stunning and oh so, colorful!!

    Nancy

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  28. Your garden is just gorgeous! Every photograph is absolutely stunning and oh so, colorful!!

    Nancy

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  29. Lieve Olympia,

    Een prachtig kleurenpallet aan bloemen en een aards paradijs die tuin vol bloemen en citrusvruchten,kan het bijna ruiken.
    Zó romantisch op foto vastgelegd met oog voor detail.
    Kan me voorstellen wanneer je daar lekker buiten zit in alle rust dat het moet voelen als vakantie.
    Mag graag een kijkje nemen op je altijd mooie blogposten en hou van je manier van schrijven,nooit hoog van de toren blazend of jezelf op de borst kloppend maar genietend van het pure leven, wie op die manier kan leven mag zich een gelukkig mens noemen en is pas echt rijk.

    Het pakketje voor je dochterlief heb ik met alle plezier verzonden,graag gedaan!!!

    Hier valt de regen op dit moment met bakken uit de hemel en het zal de planten goed doen, het wordt als maar groener en groener.

    Fijne week en lieve groet,
    Ger

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  30. How wonderful to have citrus plants growing in your back yard. We will looking at some of these plants the other day and wondering whether they would grow happily in our conservatory! It has been such a trip to take a wander around your garden this evening. Sarah x

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  31. Lovely lovely photos. You must spend every possible moment in the garden.
    Amalia
    xo

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  32. Your vacation home garden is stunning! It takes a lot of time to care for a second garden but I think it would be well worth it for the enjoyment of it all. I hope you have a wonderful summer there!

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  33. Oh my, your garden is sooo beautiful. Love the great photos.
    Hugs from here

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  34. Oh my, your garden is sooo beautiful. Love the great photos.
    Hugs from here

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  35. Thank you for sharing such lovely photo's.

    The colours in your 'back-yard' are so beautiful and those citrus fruits just amazing.

    What a glorious month May can be.

    All the best Jan

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  36. Thank you for sharing such lovely photo's.

    The colours in your 'back-yard' are so beautiful and those citrus fruits just amazing.

    What a glorious month May can be.

    All the best Jan

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  37. Your garden pictures are such a joy to see! I love all the bright flowers and the fruit growing on the trees......so colourful and beautiful!
    Wishing you a happy week ahead.
    Helen xox

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  38. Your photos are outstanding, and I especially love how the color orange glows in many of them.

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  39. Your garden is beautiful Olympia!....Bursting with bright and beautiful colour....I especially love the jug of pretty flowers on your garden table x
    Hope you're having a wonderful week!
    Susan x

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  40. Lemon- and orange trees in the garden, what a dream! Your photos and your garden is also a dream Olympia, really!
    Have a happy week, take care in the sun...
    Titti

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  41. Lemon- and orange trees in the garden, what a dream! Your photos and your garden is also a dream Olympia, really!
    Have a happy week, take care in the sun...
    Titti

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  42. Absolutely stunning photos dear Olympia! The colors just make me sing this morning. Your garden is such a lovely retreat. Who needs to go on vacation when one has this right out their door???
    hugs form me...

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  43. What lovely summery happy images ..and yes feeling loved in May ! Hope you have a nice weekend ...Gail x

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