It was a nice day for a trip down town. It was a warm week before the winter chill came back again.
Ήταν μια ωραία μέρα για μια βολτα στο κέντρο της πόλης. Ήταν μια ζεστή εβδομάδα λιγο πριν το κρύο ερθει ξανα.
We may not be getting a polar vortex or arctic blast in the Mediterranean, but this has to be the coldest winter that I’ve ever experienced in Greece.
I am counting down the days till spring. If it ever comes..
It’s October which means it’s time for some pomegranate picking. This delicious fruit originated in Iran and Northern India and has been cultivated in Greece since ancient times. It is a fruit that is very significant in Greek culture and mythology. In ancient Greece the fruit was called the ‘fruit of the dead’. It is the fruit of Persephone, who was trapped in the underworld was only allowed to eat Pomegranate seeds. Interesting enough the pomegranate is still associated with the dead. In Greece today the seeds are included in a dish called ‘Kolliva’. This dish is served on the day of the memorials of the deceased or on religious events like ‘Soul Saturday.’ It contains ingredients such as wheat, flour, sugar, raisins, walnuts etc.
The pomegranate fruit is also symbolic of abundance, fertility and good luck. It is categorized as a berry and it has anti-inflammatory effects, it can lower blood pressure and many other ailments. You can drink it as a juice or just eat the seeds.
At summers’ end
the music plays
through concrete streets
to hold on.
The catepillars are feasting on decaying flowers. Nothing goes to waste in nature.
I was nominated by Manuela to participate in the 3 day quote challenge.
Thank you to https://inaloveworld.wordpress.com/ for nominating me for this challenge.
1.) Thank the person who nominated you.
2.) Post a quote for three consecutive days (1 quote for each day).
3.) Share why this quote appeals so much to you.
4.) Nominate 3 different bloggers for each day.
This is one of my favourite quotes. It really caught my attention. I love it because it is so positive, hopeful and truthful. The darkness should never win; it fears the light. There is so much light in the world even if we can’t see it.
My nominees are: http://bebloggerofficial.com/
With love, Angela
Oil and water may not mix, but for a photograph, they make a perfect combination.
Το λάδι και το νερό μπορεί να μην αναμειγνύονται, αλλά για μια φωτογραφία, κάνουν έναν τέλειο συνδυασμό.
“Truth will rise above falsehood as oil above water.” Miguel de Cervantes
A tall white rose in black and white. They bloomed so quickly after a mild Athenian winter.
Ένα ψηλό λευκό τριαντάφυλλο σε μαύρο και άσπρο φωτογραφία. Ανθισε τόσο γρήγορα μετά από το ήπιο χειμώνα της Αθήνας
“I am a slow walker, but I never walk back.” –Abraham Lincoln
“When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it never let it go.”-Carol Burnett
“Never, never, never give up”. Winston Churchill
“Time spent with cats is never wasted.” Sigmund Freud
“It is not death that man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.” -Marcus Aurelius