|Mountains of the Mani Peninsula|
|Beauty underfoot with every step|
|Down to the land and sea near Pylos|
Beau Lotto’s TED talk about perception and reality. So today I’m thinking about the fact that the only thing that is certain is uncertainty. (Yes that’s the kind of stuff I delve into on a Sunday morning!!)
I’ve always loved going downhill; the reassuring pull of gravity, the lure of lying horizontal, the damp smell of the earth. So here I go again……..
Lucy Corrander at Loose and Leafy says
I don't like going down hill because I know I'll have to go back up again. I'd rather put in the effort early and have an easy time (going down) later – with a view to look forward to. (I like your new header.)
That's brilliant Lucy! "Putting in the effort now"……I guess that's what we all do…..and thanks re new header……
Your greek series are enchanting. The last photo reminds me of the beautiful Taviani movie "Conversing with Mother" when the children run down sand slopes to the sea.
Thanks Amelie, I will have a look for that one. Greece is utterly enchanting…….like your word…….
Oh my goodness your photos are so very pretty.
Ah thanks, it's a beautiful place…..
...Nina Nixon... says
Hello Catherine…it's been a while.
I'm with you – downhill….every time. A gentle jaunt.
I Nina, just visited your new blog, congrats! Yes a gently jaunt would be good….wouldn't it……
Casa Mariposa says
But you wouldn't be able to climb down if you hadn't climbed up. They balance each other and coexist. Maybe going downhill is more fun because we've had to work to earn it.
Good point! There's always the idea of reward for hard labour I suppose, funny how we like to think we have "earned' it:~)
Naomi Lavelle says
I like to dwell a while at the top, enjoying the views and lapping up the anticipation of the ease of the downhill journey ahead. Lovely post and photos x
Thanks Naomi, yes dwelling at the top is an interesting in between place to linger:~))
Donna@Gardens Eye View says
I think I am on solid ground now exploring the details and you said it so much better….it certainly scary climbing up to heights which is maybe why I stay in the background and planted
Oh lordy, you were in Paddy Leigh Fermor territory, didn't realise, so jealous. His house is supposed to be made into a writers retreat but I think with the economy nothing is happening. Beautiful pictures…as usual.
Ah thanks Clare. Have you read his book I wonder…..we better get in the queue for a residency…..