Wednesday, October 23, 2013

I Spy...Autumn Go By!

For the past few weeks,
the skies, the vines, and I,
have been playing a little game.

 We get an early start;
seconds after sunrise, to be precise.

Prince Richard, albeit, a curious cat,
is no early bird, so he sits out the first round.

To the east, the sky is awakened
with orange juice clouds.


 Within seconds, they morph into fluffy,
floating, scrambled eggs.

Northerly, and a few moments later,
it is blindingly bright, and not a cloud in sight!

Hanging geraniums lift their droopy heads
and sneak a peek at the vines below,

where rays of sunlight streak the land,
 like amber strokes of a ghostly hand.

 Vines, in various stages, mingle with
olives, oranges, lemons, and walnuts,
and circulate the space.

 Cretan leaves in October light,
 mimic Canadian emblems,
and thus, my memory delight.

My one and only maple steals the show
 amid millions of Cretan competitors below.

Yet, soon enough autumn's hues
will yield to winter's sparser views,

 and a lazy feline of sharp eye
will be too late to play 'I spy'!

Thanks for visiting!

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  1. You live in such a beautiful country Poppy. Amazing photos of the landscape and light and your 'maple tree'. I also love your poetry. Blessings, Pam

  2. Poppy, what beautiful pictures - they are lovely. Love the kitty, sitting there so regal and enjoying the suns warmth.

  3. Awe what a sweet picture of kitty and pumpkin! Perfect shot!

  4. You live in such a pretty place and I love your poetry.

  5. No wonder you rise early, Poppy, with a breakfast like that! Your photos looking out over the vines almost defy realism. The Ministry of Tourism should borrow some of your pictures! I would think that the views would be spectacular even when rain moves across your Poppy View.

    And that darling little church! Just to go and sit quietly in it would rest the spirit.

    I've not met Prince Richard before. Is he new or have I not gone far enough back in your posts yet? I would love to stroke his fur and feel the warmth of the sun that is turning your maple into hues of autumn.

    I like your I spy game!

  6. So, so pretty. I can definitely see some changes starting there! As always, your writing is enchanting and evocative.

  7. Such gorgeous shots!!! I loved it, as well as your words.
    xo Kris

  8. Such beauty there..I especially love your sunrise shots! :)

  9. I adore Fall-such a wondrous transition of Seasons. Once again you have transported us across seas and mountains to join you in your beautiful Country and I thank you!

  10. I truly enjoy your poetic writing Poppy! And your wonderful autumnal scenery as well! And you made me laugh with your clever comment on a previous post"Austrian Alps" , thank you!

  11. Olá,
    lindas paisagens, um país fascinante e cheio de beleza.
    Tenha um ótimo dia.

  12. Hi! Your blog is so beatiful and I like your pictures too! hugs I want to follow you!

  13. As I look out my windows today, I see that most of the trees around here have lost their leaves - how did that happen so quickly?


  14. Poppy , όμορφες εικόνες της Κρητικής γής !! Αλλά "παίζεις " με τις εικόνες και με τις λέξεις !!
    Μου μοιάζει "μαντινάδα "???? Καλό σου βράδυ !

  15. Right now I would love to be that cat. We are having snow here and it is tooo early for that.

  16. Your photos are always amazing and your blog so inspiring. A pleasure to visit.

  17. Poppy, you live in such a beautiful land. Your photos are lovely and your kitty looks like he has the life! Thanks for sharing your photos and your poetry at my HOME. Have a lovely weekend.


  18. I love this post! that little orange blossom is one of my favorite one of the humming- bird's!

    Do you know the name???

    I love your posts!!!

  19. Ah Poppy View a beautiful blogger, I'm glad I found you. You bring so much inspiration to all your followers and readers. I wish I was smart as you. But my friend I'm just happy to be part of a multitude who follows you. Have a good weekend. Isn't Prince Richard a charmer?

  20. these are such pretty and cheerful photos. I love that time of day. It's my favorite for photographing. It's been a bit chilly here to get out at sunrise but I'm going to get out there again soon as I dig my sweaters out.

  21. I think that your kitty likes the camera! ;) Beautiful pictures and lovely poetry, as inspiring it must be to wake up to that view every morning!

  22. You live in a place with such a variety of beauty. I love the vines and the orange bloom. You take very breathtaking shots.

  23. hello
    I seen you on the blog My Romantic Home and thought I would introduce myself
    You have beautiful views to look at for sure

  24. Gorgeous photos - lovely lyrical words!

  25. Lovely! Beautiful! Gorgeous! Spectacular! Visiting from Oh, the places I've been!

  26. Beautifully written and illustrated. I love your cloud photos especially.

  27. Beautiful there -- love the sky and all the blues.

  28. Omigosh, so beautiful! I could look at your views forever! Thanks for sharing t MM. :) xo

  29. Beautiful skies and your views are gorgeous, Poppy! Lovely photos, thanks for sharing. Have a happy week!

  30. Beautiful views - enjoyed seeing your part of the world. Prince Richard - I am right there with you, as I am not an early bird either. :)
    Have a great week.

  31. What magnificent views! What a glorious place to live. I'm so glad you share lots of photos with us. Enjoy your week!

  32. I'm so behind in my blog reading, Poppy, so I am just now catching up with your spectacular photos. I love seeing what fall looks like in Crete through your lens!

  33. You have make beautiful photos, poppy!
    Greetings, RW & SK

  34. A sweet kitty . . . a lovely sky . . . lovely photos of your beautiful area.

  35. What a beautiful country you live in. The world is full of beautiful places, isn't it? I wonder how cold it gets in Greece? Do you ever have snow?

  36. Oh Poppy, I have missed you these past 3 weeks and your brightness in your writing as well as the images shared. You are like a snap of life and I love what you share~

  37. Your pictures are amazing. I love watching the skies in autumn.

  38. Breathtakingly gorgeous photos! Love the serenity of the kitty! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,

  39. Such a sweet kitty!!! Beautiful photos Poppy, those sky views are amazing!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  40. Ah, there is nothing like autumn, except for spring :) Thank you for linking up your lovely posts and poetic lyrics on the Art of Home-Making Mondays Poppy!


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