January Full Moon

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A shot of the moon a few hours before it became a ‘super blood wolf moon eclipse’. The moon was visible here in Greece, even though it was cloudy. Unfortunately the action started  at 4:30 am here in Greece, and I needed my snooze so I lose ;(

Boy was that moon bright!

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Frosty Rose/ Παγωμενο Τριανταφυλλο

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A ‘cool’ photo of a rose kissing snow (love this shade of pink) with a two layered background, rose stems and bokeh. I didn’t expect a good result from this shot.  Photography is magic 😉

Ένα τριαντάφυλλο που φιλάει το χιόνι. Λατρεύω αυτή τη σκιά του ροζ. Με δύο στρώματα φόντου,  τριαντάφυλλα και bokeh. Δεν περίμενα ένα καλό αποτέλεσμα από αυτό το πλάνο. Η φωτογραφία είναι μαγική 😉

Snow Capped Mountains/Χιονισμενα Βουνα

mtpentelitxtsnowcappedmountainsThe new year brought a new winter storm named ‘Telemachos’ (named after a character in Greek mythology) to Greece.  It snowed in the Attiki region of Greece for the first time in years. The rest of Greece is worse than Canada-yikes!  I wanted to make it up those mountains take some pictures, but the traffic is insane.

More ‘icy’ photos to come.

Ο Τηλεμαχος ηρθε και παγωσαμε!

Πιο ‘παγωμενες’ φωτογραφιες συντομα.

 

Happy 2019!/ Ευτυχισμένο το 2019

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Happy New Year! May the new year bless everyone with love, good health, and prosperity.

It was a very rainy and windy New years eve here in Athens, but the weather didn’t stop the beautiful fireworks display from happening all over the city.

I am very glad to let 2018 go as it was a very challenging year for, not only myself, but for the whole world.  I am so thankful for this blog as it has helped me remain motivated and focused on my creative pursuits. Thank goodness for creativity!

The world can seem so dark,and life can be such a disappointment sometimes; people can be so cruel, but the beauty of art and nature balances it all out.

Stay strong no matter what the new year may bring. 🙂

 

 

Survival/Επιβίωση

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Illustration with paper ‘Survival’ by Angela Zafiris

A woman surfaces from the dark waves and reflects a lightning bolt that is about to strike her.

This life only has meaning when we give it meaning. Some say it’s wonderful. Others call it a journey. But, we can’t ignore the basic fact that life was, is and will always be about survival.

Μια γυναίκα ξαναεμφανίζεται από τα σκοτεινά κύματα και αντικατοπτρίζει μια αστραπή που πρόκειται να την χτυπήσει.

Αυτή η Ζωή έχει νόημα μόνο όταν τις δίνουμε νόημα. Κάποιοι λένε ότι είναι υπέροχη. Μερικοί τη αποκαλούν ταξίδι. Αλλά, δεν μπορούμε να αγνοήσουμε το βασικό γεγονός ότι η ζωή ήταν, είναι και θα είναι πάντα θέμα επιβίωσης.

Beautiful Sunset/Ομορφο Ηλιοβασίλεμα

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The sun sets once again

Gratefulness and appreciation pour out from the soul

Fear and disappointment are concealed

As fires burn in the west

And snow falls in the east

 A Life comes to an end

And a new one begins.

Ο ήλιος δύει και πάλι

Η ευγνωμοσύνη και η εκτίμηση εκχέονται από την ψυχή

Ο φόβος και η απογοήτευση αποκρύπτονται

Καθώς οι φωτιές καίγονται στα δυτικά

Και το χιόνι πέφτει στα ανατολικά

Μια Ζωή έρχεται στο τέλος της

Και αρχίζει ένα νέο.

‘Twilight drops her curtain down, and pins it with a star.’    Lucy Maud Montgomery