Sunday, June 23, 2013

Sailing into Summer

Today, was my very first 
swim of the season.
Cowardly creeping
into a cool, blue oasis;
slowly 'sailing' into summer

My husband and I drove fifteen minutes north,
to a tiny cove called Little Marina.

It's quieter, and less crowded 
than the vast, infinite shores

that the younger generation
seems to favour.

Cuddled by fragrant pines 
and skinny cypress trees,

I particularly like the cove
for its rough and rocky boulders,

that crookedly line
both the coast

and the countryside,
in the sky above.

Braving a prickly carpet 
of pebbles
is the only pathway

to a complete catharsis 
of invigorating rejuvenation.

Thanks for visiting!


  1. Very pretty coast scenes, is the water warm for swimming? The water is a lovely color blue. Gorgeous photos and mosaic. Have a happy week ahead!

  2. I feel like I was in Greece with you. Our ocean temps are still a little too cool for a swim, but we still enjoy sitting on the sand and listening to the sounds of the ocean.

  3. It looks invigorating! And such lovely day trip to make...It is very hot and humid here and oh BOY does that next to last picture make me wish that I was there, ready to jump in too! :)

  4. Just look at the colors in your pictures. We took lots of picture of the Super Moon shining here in Texas last night. It is beautiful in Crete too.

  5. Your photos look like paintings! Love those beautiful favorite place to be is the beach! Happy summer!

  6. Poppy - You must live in one of the most beautiful places on the earth!! It is so pretty there. Your photos are just gorgeous. Enjoy that awesome water.


  7. Oh what wonderful coastal scenes. Love the water color! Makes me wish our hot weather would hurry up and arrive! Thanks for sharing your lovely photos with us!

  8. What a lovely place to call home. How different than Ontario it must be. Enjoy the refreshing water. Valerie

  9. Dynamic photography and beautiful mosaic photos!!! ~ Happy Day to you. ^_^

  10. Hi Poppy. How gorgeous is that ocean!!!!
    Happy Summer to you too!!
    xo Krs

  11. Breathtaking simply breathtaking!!
    (come to think of it that's what I said when i jumped into the water from our boat today:)

    thank-you, I LOVE your posts.

  12. Poppy,

    Whenever I visit I am amazed by the beauty that surrounds you! Such a lovely cove and that top picture with the boat looks like a painting. Enjoy sailing into summer Poppy!


  13. Really excited to discover your wonderful colorful blog. I'm Greek and it would be a pleasure for me to keep in touch with you!

  14. Can I come to visit?! ;) Just kidding. Wow, this really put me in the summer mood. Beautiful place to live.

  15. Your water photos are stunning! I need to come visit you and paint!

  16. Wow, beautiful images Poppy How lucky you are to have such gorgeous places to swim. I swim 4-5 days a week but only in an indoor pool and in the smet an outdoor pool. I would love to swim in your beautiful water.

  17. Wow is right, how beautiful and fun!!! I am a new follower from VMG206. I have a travel/recipe blog and my link party is today called Tuesday Trivia at Memories by the Mile. I would love for you to stop by.
    Wanda Ann @

  18. Hi Poppy, I feel like jumping into that blue turquoise water, so inviting. You are surrounded with beautiful little islands. Enjoy summer and the balmy weather.

    Take care

  19. Poppy, Wow.. Now that is what I call BEAUTIFUL!!! lucky,lucky you... I would love to trade places with you one day... LOL

  20. Hi Poppy: It looks like paradise. Enjoy your time. Blessings, Martha

  21. What an astoundingly beautiful place you live in! For an armchair traveler like me, this is the next best thing to being there. Those pines and the huge rocks and that sea! You have found the best cove, better than a crowded beach. As always, the colors on your post are unbelievable. Thank you for this Poppy View!

  22. Dear Poppy,

    This is whetting my appetite for next weekend when I arrive at Crete. It seems like another world from the cloudy skies, rain and the cold summer of England, which teases us with the odd sun ray then mocks us with a downpour of contemptuous rain.

    Your pictures move even the most reluctant of travellers to venture out and experience the paradise that is Greece. Can't wait!


  23. Oh my...a swim sounds sooo good right now! It's just been sweltering hot here for the past couple of days.

    What a beautiful place!

  24. Good Morning Poppy, Oh dear, I think your beautiful little cove is going to be crowded from now on, judging by everyone's comments.....we will be joining you, with our deckchairs under one arm and beach towel in the other..... of course I am only teasing.
    The photographs are beautiful and the turquoise sea, is just lovely. If I close my eyes, I can hear the rush of the waves on the beach..... just perfect.
    Thank you giving us such a wonderful treat.
    Enjoy your "sunny" day.
    Best Wishes

  25. Poppy, you do live in an amazing place - the natural beauty is awesome. The little coves reminds me of my childhood home on the Devon coast of SW England. Sometimes we had to clamber down cliffs, then cross the pebbly beaches to get into the sea to swim. Then we played on the rocks and sat in the sun with our picnic lunch. Those were the I'm a couple of hours from the shore sadly.

    Thanks for sharing such beautiful pics of your special island - enjoy your Summer swims and all Nature offers.
    Happy weekend - Mary (stuck in the city now, but off to a beautiful California lake next week, aaaah!)

  26. Simply gorgeous scenery! That water looks so inviting, Poppy! I love the rocky coast and the color of the water. I'm glad you got your chance for a refreshing swim.

    Thanks so much for joining in this week.


  27. What a wonderful day you must have had! Your photos are amazing!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!!!

  28. I too would prefer such a spot, Poppy - looks fantastic! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  29. Lovely photos! The tourism department should pay you for these posts of this beautiful island! I love coves. There was one cove at the coast that I really enjoyed visiting but access was closed to the public several years ago.

  30. Wow! That is gorgeous! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

  31. Your pictures are amazing. The sea is so beautiful.

  32. Wow, that cool water looks so inviting! Thank you very much for joining us in the Art of Home-Making Mondays this week. I thoroughly enjoyed every single one of your posts!


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