Friday, July 26, 2013

A Bug's Eye View

 From a (wingless) bug's eye view,
the geraniums bordering my patio are probably 
perceived as giant bungalows in the sky.

No doubt, the marble columns are colossal;
 most likely an ancient temple to them, 
built to honour their god of shelter, the 'Mighty Marble'.

Further down the deck, logs are stacked for winter warmth;
a cool pit stop of shade for the travelling bug.

And, as attractive as the aerial architecture may be...

thick forests,

leafy, floral wonderlands,

and the trek to tall, tempting trees,

require replenishing the radar,

if a bug is to reach its destination.
Whether it be under a black, bistro chair,

or stationed by a stuccoed wall,

respite from the blinding sun,
 in the bright, blue sky,
 is just steps away at the mosaic bay!

Yes, the much praised, bird's eye view, is a pretty perspective,

but, a bug's ain't too bad, either!

Thanks for visiting!

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  1. Oh, Poppy! Thank you for a sweet little tour of your garden through a bug's eye.

  2. Can I be a bug in your neck of the woods? Let's see......maybe a dragonfly or butterfly (of course. Definitely one that can fly! Just beautiful!! Lucky buggies in your area :)

  3. Good Afternoon Poppy, I am imagining myself as a little bug, flitting around Crete, finding your house and settling on the logs for a rest. I notice, there is even little holes for me to sleep in.
    This was a lovely fun post, with as usual, lots of beautiful colour.
    Enjoy your sunny day.
    Best Wishes

  4. Your photos are so beautiful! What a life a bug's is ~ very cute perspective.

  5. Right now I would not mind being that bug and taking a swim in the pool. Beautiful pictures Poppy.

  6. Such pretty pics!!!
    xo KRis

  7. Oh to have a Bug's Life... such a beautiful view!

  8. Ahhh Poppy such a way to describe your garden and what surrounds you is ode to a bug!!! is tradition with odes it needs to be sung I wonder if the crickets do that.LOL!
    Never-the.less your photography just gets better and brings it all to life. If I didn't already live in the Mediterranean I'd love to be there :-)

    keep well

    Amanda :-)

  9. Σε τι όμορφο τόπο ζείτε !
    Υπέροχες φωτογραφίες !
    Φιλιά από Ρέθυμνο !!!!!

  10. Delightful post with a fresh perspective, one I'd never really thought about. Wonderful photography, Poppy! And that blue sky above it all. Yes, it's a bug's eye view for me! Now I'm wondering if the big toad that my husband is so fond of, the one that sits in a pot on the deck burrowed into the soil and comes out at night to sit under the outside light, is watching us too and enjoying the sights around him.

  11. Love this post. Your photos are stunning and very clever. xo Laura

  12. What an incredible perspective and imagination you have. Love the photos and will think of this when I meet a bug. hmmm or maybe even those darn flies we have...

  13. So delightful, so cheerful Poppy! If I was a little bug, if I could fly!!!

  14. A fun have such a wonderful imagination! :)

  15. Καταπληκτική η ξενάγηση μέσα από μια τέτοια ματιά!! Πολύ το ευχαριστήθηκα!
    Να έχεις μια όμορφη Κυριακή!

    ΥΓ Σε ευχαριστώ πολύ για τις ευχές σου στην γιορτή μου!!

  16. Fun post and great photos. Lucky bugs living in your "neck of the woods."
    Visiting form Seasonal Sundays.

  17. I would love to be the dragonfly that flies over the geraniums and hovers over the pool...i can feel the warm sun on my wings!!!!!Thank you beautiful post!!!

  18. Poppy,
    Lovely photos and so refreshing!
    Happy Hugs,

  19. What a gorgeous post, Poppy! Thank you for this beautiful bug's eye view.

  20. Beautiful views, I think I like the bugs view. Have a wonderful day.

  21. Poppy, your views are beautiful. Gorgeous flowers, water and photos. Have a happy week!

  22. Your writing and images bring forth beauty and cheerfullness~

  23. Wow! some of your photos look like paintings! What beauty you are surrounded by! I would love to visit there some day! AMAZING!

  24. breath taking!!!!!! I am stopping by from Inspire Me Monday Blog Hop! I look forward to your visit at . Happy creating!

  25. A bug's eye view looks a little scary at times but it was a terrific way to show us around your garden.

  26. A lovely, imaginative post! Thanks for the tour!

  27. From a bug's eye view at your place everything is beautiful!

  28. Wonderful photos. Refreshing is the water for sure.

  29. I often wonder what my pup is thinking about what she sees, so enjoyed this post! Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday...


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