Monday, 26 October 2009

Can you see how excited I am?

I'm soooo delighted to be doing this post. I have a broad smile on my face as I type and love, love, love every second of it!!!

Do you want to know why? Read on...

These past few weeks I've been enjoying some 'countryside' posts here in blogland, thinking how blessed some people are to be living in such beautiful surroundings. I was patiently waiting for that autumn weekend that I would go to my village and it wouldn't just be cleaning, cooking and washing up. In fact, I'd planned it in such a way that I would find time for a short walk, no matter what -well, weather permitting, of course. So on Saturday morning we woke up to cloudy, yet dry weather and after my (long) morning coffee we set out -my dad, little one and me- for a little walk to my dad's (small) vineyard/veggie garden. There was still a lot a green around (this is the Greek autumn) but we also saw some autumnal colours, together with a few seasonal treats on the trees. We collected a few leaves, too but I'll show you these on a different post.

These pomegranates weigh more than half a kilo each!!! Some of them are on my kitchen table now.

We ate these after I'd taken the picture. It was a flashback to my childhood.

This is a wild pomegranate tree nearly 150 years old.

On our way back home. We only went about 300 metres away from my dad's house!

Have a lovely rest of the week.
No work for me tomorrow and on Wednesday; it's a national holiday related to World War II.


Claudia Medeiros said...

Wow ! What a blessing from God ! I have no words to comment because all these beautiful pictures talk by themselves !
It's a wonderful way to start your 40s :)
Thank you so much for sharing these precious moments of your life with us :)


Joy said...

A lovely post full of beauty - and I am SO jealous of those glorious pomegranates!

Christina said...

this is so, so beautiful, my friend.

marigold jam said...

I have never seen a pomegranate growing so thanks for those lovely pictures. I am so glad you had a good walk and enjoyed it all so much. Enjoy your day off too.

Jane x

country girl said...

What amazing wild pomegranates! Such great photos, and you had such a nice time. Your son is so cute.

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

Beautiful photographs from a lovely walk. Thanks for sharing them.. I enjoyed it....


MyStory of HiStory said...

I just bought a pomegranate yesterday at the grocery store ... how much more fun it would have been to pick it right off the tree it grew on as you are able to do. Enjoy!! Pretty pics!

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Lucy Caitlin Higham said...

Looks very delicios. YUMMM!!! :)
Lucy xx

Around the hook said...

I love pomegranates! They are soooo tasty! You're lucky to have had some freshly picked and not all moist up in a supermarket!

Want to see the leaves!


Tabiboo said...

It's so lovely to taste Autumn in the country.

Enjoy your day off,

Nina x

andamento said...

Lovely photos, the pomegranates are fantastic! Enjoy!

Mary said...

Wow, what a beautiful way to spend an afternoon! Pomegranates certainly don't grow where I live in the States. How wonderful to see them here!

kendalee said...

Pomegranates remind me of my grandmother, who loved them, and I loved her, so thank you for this :) Such a great autumnal feel to your pictures - beautiful!

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Like you , I love the countryside. I am lucky enough to live in it. One of our favourite things is to go for walks and pick berries in the autumn. It's a lovely season!
I understand how you feel about living in cities. I lived in Kent for 17 years and couldn't wait to live somewhere quieter such as the west country.
I am sure one day your dream will come true! ;-))
Lovely photos!
Isabelle x

Lynne said...

Lovely to finally get the autumnal feeling you've been waiting for. I can sense your excitment. That's a fantastic pomegranate tree. It's interesting to see the season's change in your country. I only know it from the tourist point of view. Also I suspect you live on the mainland? I have only visited some of the islands. Have a happy rest of the week and weekend.

Scattering Lupines said...

WHOA! looks like I'm not the only one who loved this post!

I really enjoyed it. And the POMEGRANATES! Yum.