25.5.14

The turquoise blue effect #Greece








What is the dominant colour in your life? What is the light like?

In my neck of the woods in rural Ireland, life is lived in green; 40 shades of it. It soothes in summer, bursts forth in Spring and any little shred of it is welcomed during winter. The skies are dramatic and varied. Weather passes at an alarming rate. We get every kind, the works. But for most of the year we lie low in a soft shaded light.

In Greece everything is lit from above in a vast ceiling of blue. The Mediterranean reflects back a turquoisey glow. Any Irish photographer would be confused by the glare and it takes time to get the measure of so much light. But blue, the world's favourite colour, calms the spirit and has refreshed and swept my brain clean.....

While we will soon be turning for home, some of you have been enquiring about the route and the low down on Greece. So next week I will share some tips for those of you wanting to visit the Peleponese, and post photos of my top 10.

Today I was hugged and kissed in a road side cafe!! I think it was because I enjoyed her aubergine and potato pie or maybe it was because I tried to understand the recipe she shared for the marinated lamb's liver dish she served to himself. The dance of sign language and the enthusiasm for connecting made this whole conversation possible. 

The sun set tonight over Greece lit by a burning orange sky. In the balmy air and warm scent of sage I turned to himself and said, we must come back and continue the journey; northwards next time......







11 comments:

  1. That's fascinating - because on the coast of Dorset I think we have half and half - deep blue skies, lush green across the landscape.

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    1. Lucky Dorset! The best of both worlds.....thanks Esther:~)

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  2. we have the blue bowl overhead, but not the sparkling turquoise.

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    1. Thanks Diana.....I'm finding out that it's a dynamite combination!

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  3. Just so lovely, I'm thinking about colour we have the blue sky's but everything is washed out by the sun.

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  4. Sydney has wonderful light too! Must make you want to go to the beach all the time though! Thanks......

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  5. All so beautiful! So happy you're enjoying your pilgrimage!

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    1. Thanks Robin and I'm holding onto that suggestion to plan the next pilgrimage......

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  6. I cannot wait to see and read more...I so want to experience that blue!!

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