Sunday, September 9, 2012

Summer Snapshots

Exploring the village of Plaka, near Chania, Crete

Welcome back!

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.



  1. Hello Poppy

    Lovely to have you back and bringing with you lots of beautiful snapshots!

    keep well

    Amanda :-)

  2. Great pictures! Glad you're back. I missed hearing from you. J

  3. What a beautiful place, thank you!
    A few days ago I returned from Rethymno, where
    I spent two months!

  4. Welcome back,Poppy. You're a great photographer, too. Some might say you can't go wrong with such beautiful scenery, but my pics never turn out that way (and I've visited quite a few lovely places myself, Crete included). Your pics truly do the place justice. They're picture-postcard perfect. In fact, can I place my order for a Poppy calendar? :) That maisonette "complex" looks lovely, too. Like a resort or something. Hope you had an awesome time and are ready to describe some of your summer holiday adventures and observations with us.


  5. Love, love, loved the tour. Have never been to Greece, but would LOVE to be able to go. Looks sooooo pretty. Great photos. Thanks for sharing. Susan

  6. Thank you so much for the tour! It was BEAUTIFUL!!!

  7. I sure did enjoy the tour - your little village is gorgeous - how marvelous for you to be able to tour this with your Mother and Sister - I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  8. You live in a very beautiful land. Thanks for sharing on the HomeAcre hop and please join us again this week:

  9. Gorgeous, Gorgeous! You are making me homesick! LOL


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