|Exploring the village of Plaka, near Chania, Crete|
It’s been a while and a whole lot has gone on since my last post, which was aptly titled ‘Arrivals and Departures’.
Poppy View debuted on May 18th and before I knew it, summer arrived, and with it, my temporary departure from writing my weekly posts as we were very busy preparing the house for several visitors this summer, some literally arriving within a few days of each other. If you’re a perfectionist (read: anal), as I am, this means a lot of added anxiety about all things domestic and decorative!
|Hoping these would stay in bloom for guests and early morning coffee on the upstairs veranda!|
But, in between all the scouring and polishing, arranging and styling, we still managed to enjoy some quality time with friends and family and create memories to keep us warm and cozy in the upcoming winter months.
|Mom and my sister, Cindy|
Here are a few snapshots of some of our adventures around the island. Please excuse all the house and flower photos, but I am obsessed! Nothing more charming than a little stone house covered in a blush of blooms. Pure storybook!
|A stunner in our village|
|Lush vegetation around Plaka|
|Near the square, Plaka (Click to enlarge)|
|Single file, silent and and in awe!|
|A countryside oasis, high above the sea|
|Sea views from Pegasos Maisonettes (middle photo), Almyrida, Crete, where we stayed. (Click to enlarge)|
|On a quiet little lane in Plaka.|
|Around the corner|
|Turn right, then left and behold!|
Hope you enjoyed the tour.
Thanks for visiting.
Talk to you soon.