Thursday, April 28, 2016

Flower days...



Photographing inside is difficult to do the right way without 
sufficient natural light. The arrival of spring gives solutions 
to these kind of concerns and throws me 
into new shooting adventures!



So, I’m welcoming you in my home; the town home livened 
up with some fresh bouquets cut straight from the garden.  
It’s again this wonderful time of the year where everything 
smiles both indoors and outdoors. The bloom season invaded 
the vases with those little miracles spreading euphoria all over. 





For me, if you tell me to rank seasons, spring is most 
conducive to happiness. There is something about opening
 the windows, letting the sea breeze inside, loading up on 
the fresh flowers… Ever notice how when the sun is shining 
bright it just makes you smile, no matter what else is going 
on around you… Paradoxically, even if our home is big
enough, it’s poorly lit and a spot of sun is extremely 
precious and welcomed. 



I'm leaving you, we will be off to an island
for a long Easter weekend...






  Before saying good bye I would like to add something...
Here in blogland, we usually receive comments from people 
who barely know us... Anyway, the only thing I can tell is that 
in life there is everything, the peachy and the tricky side
as well. In my space, I only share what I truly like. 
A part of my life, not the imperfect or chaotic moments 
I daily experience but the beauty around me, the beauty
 that exists and some people undervalue. 
Photographing lovely moments is my refuge
my option of optimism. I offer them to you hoping 
that happy pictures can capture the essence of life
 and transmit good energy! 




So, the sun is out, Easter is rapidly approaching 
and flower days are all ahead. These are the good news!
Let's focus on them!



Happy Easter
and happy new week!
Ο
Καλό Πάσχα!!!

38 comments:

  1. Happy Easter - enjoy your weekend! We'll be experiencing our first in 'our' village so are eagerly awaiting the weekend. Hugs, Jackie

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  2. Thank you Olympia for leaving such a kind and generous comment on my blog before you leave. Wishing you and your family a very Happy Easter on your island retreat - the flowers in this post positively sparkle with sunshine and colour.

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  3. Happy Easter!

    Your blog is a photo-bouquet of energy, inspiration and cheer.

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  4. Yes, most of us choose to only share the pretty and nice parts of our life. And yet, everyone knows, that none of us, have perfect lives. We have to understand this.

    Happy Easter! Have a lovely holiday weekend!

    Tessa
    Upper NE of US

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  5. Thank you for the beautiful photos and this glimpse into your beautiful,colourful home.
    I agree with you about focusing on the nice things around us and yes, we should try
    to do so, no matter how bitter our life might sometimes be ......
    Happy Easter my friend.
    Tina

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  7. Sweet Olympia, you have an incredibly beautiful home! I just love the fresh colors and delicate china.

    May you have a wonderful and blessed Easter! Love and hugs!

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  8. Ολυμπία, γέμισαν τα μάτια μου ανοιξιάτικα ,χαρούμεμα χρώματα
    .Εύχομαι ολόψυχα Καλό Πάσχα και Καλή Άνάσταση.

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  9. Ολυμπία, γέμισαν τα μάτια μου ανοιξιάτικα ,χαρούμεμα χρώματα
    .Εύχομαι ολόψυχα Καλό Πάσχα και Καλή Άνάσταση.

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  10. Hello Olympia,
    Thank you for the breath of Spring sunshine. Wishing you and your family a very Happy Easter and fun filled days on the island.
    Helen xx

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  11. Your home is lovely, your words inspiring, and your flowers a treat for my soul.

    I appreciate what you meant about sharing the 'beautiful'. Life can be trying at times and it's refreshing to see the beauty you bring to us in blogland.

    I almost forgot you celebrate Easter much later than we do. May you have a joyful one Olympia!

    xxx

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  12. Gorgeous light, gorgeous flowers and lovely words, Olympia. Thank you for sharing – your blog is a beacon of happiness and beauty. Have a wonderful Easter. Sam x

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  13. Happy Easter Olympia and thankyou for your positive energy ! all those bouquets mmmmm just lovely !
    Gail x

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  14. Gorgeous flowers everywhere! I so agree about the springtime, it truly is a time of well being and joy. I think for me, it is because of how harsh our winters are here and while I do love winter, all the joy comes back in the spring.
    I love your sweet and 'glass-overflowing attitude' O, how happy people could be if they would make this one small change.
    sending hugs to you ...

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  15. Beautiful pictures...
    Have a great weekend!
    Titti

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  16. Beautiful colorful post...happy easter weeken olympia !!!......love love love Ria x❤️

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  17. Spring is such a wonderful season, a season of colour, new growth and hope ...

    All of your photo's are just lovely to see, thank you for sharing them with us.

    May you have a wonderful weekend

    All the best Jan

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  18. Wonderful, colourful flowery photos, Olympia! I agree it is so cheering to focus on the beautiful things and create joy through wonderful images. I always love to visit your blog and see your amazing photographs. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Easter and a happy trip!
    Helen xox

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  19. Lieve Olympia,

    Bij het bekijken van jou kleurrijke blogposten en het lezen van je mooie en bemoedigende woorden kan ik alleen maar genieten van het leven,hoe moeilijk dat met tijden ook is.
    Hoe symbolisch is de kleur rood van de door jullie Grieken geverfde eieren:de kleur van leven en overwinning
    doe daar het licht van de vele kaarsen bij en het kan niet anders dan goed komen.

    Maak er een fijne en feestelijke tijd van op het eiland waar jullie heen gaan en ik wens jou lieve Olympia en je dierbaren KALO PASCHA.

    Liefs,Ger

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  20. Dear Olimpia,
    I'm always impressed by your's colourfull pictures:)
    Hugs from rainy France.

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  21. Beautiful photos of the spring flowers. I love the colors. Hope you have wonderful days where you are, Olympia.
    Hugs from here

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  22. Your Easter is later than ours, Olympia. These are very nice pictures of your home. I enjoy seeing bits of the home, and your flowers surround it with loveliness. The colorful eggs are one of a kind, love those. And that doll sitting in the corner is too cute. You have many interesting treasures in your home, and I thank you for sharing them with us.

    Happy May Day!

    love, ~Sheri

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    1. Happy Easter to you there in Greece. :)

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  23. Dear Olympia, I have loved looking at your beautiful flowers in your home. I also love Spring as I feel it's a time for spring cleaning, opening the windows, letting everything breathe and I particularly love buying flowers. I like to grow a few as well, but right now I only have a few tulips and bluebells in my garden, which is mostly shaded and extremely tiny so I buy most of mine from the local flower seller! I hope you enjoyed your Easter! Sharon x

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  24. It's wonderful to see those lovely flowers some of which don't appear here until summer, how lucky to have them already! Hope you have a wonderful time on one of the islands. Sarah x

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  25. Hi Olympia, happy Easter a bit late! I hope you had a lovely celebration. I enjoyed seeing your flowers. It's very important to me to have flowers to enjoy inside my house as well as outside, as often as possible. I always enjoy seeing what you share here. Take care and enjoy your vacation.

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  26. You very much succeed in spreading the positive energy. Lovely pictures!

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  27. Love the beautiful and colourful flowers and easter eggs and the true and beautiful words you write. So true. The sun always puts a smile on my face even on the darkest moments of life which as you say we all have. Let's indeed try and focus on those little sparkles that keep us going. So glad I finally got te read a blogpost again. Been far too long and I was so happy to read this and enjoy the colourfulness of your pictures. Have a great long weekend dear friend!
    Marian

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  28. Love the beautiful and colourful flowers and easter eggs and the true and beautiful words you write. So true. The sun always puts a smile on my face even on the darkest moments of life which as you say we all have. Let's indeed try and focus on those little sparkles that keep us going. So glad I finally got te read a blogpost again. Been far too long and I was so happy to read this and enjoy the colourfulness of your pictures. Have a great long weekend dear friend!
    Marian

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  29. Sweet Olympia, you spread just as much colour and joy in the blogworld as your beautiful flowers do.♥
    Take care sweetie and hope you have a lovely holiday.

    Charlie
    xx

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  30. Thank you for welcoming us into your home, Olympia. How lovely it all looks, full of color and life. I hope you enjoyed your weekend away.
    Amalia
    xo

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  31. Every photo is full of beautiful flowers. Awesome!

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  32. Living in Maine we had a rough Easter, It is just getting warm enough to plant.
    Love your flowers. yvonne

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  33. What a colourful home you have Olympia. It looks lovely with all those flowers, coloured pots and china.

    Have a happy weekend ahead!

    Madelief x

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  34. Pretty flowers, I am just getting started.
    Must get those snap Dragons, drop by sometime.
    I put you on my sidebar, because I like your blog
    even though I just met you. Yvonne

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  35. What beautiful photos you share, of around your home.

    Yes, mostly blogging is showing the "pretty"... Most blogging does not dwell on the "aches and knocks" of life. We all should understand this. And not think, that any blogger, is totally happy, 100% of the time.

    Happy Easter!

    Gentle hugs,
    Tessa
    (Upper NE of the US)

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