Friday, August 29, 2014

On Marshmallow Clouds

A bundle of blooms,
cruise a pool of cool hues,
petals fragrant and floating,
like tiny perfumed balloons.

If I could wing with the wind,
and on marshmallow clouds,
catch my breath as I sit,

I'd marvel at my majestic
   bird's eye view visit.

But the sea beckons me 
to dip into its depths,
so I jump off my cloud,
as I take one big breath,
then, drift on the water,
like the petals in bloom. 

Thanks for visiting
and happy weekend!

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  1. Poppy, it all sounds just wonderful! The puffy white clouds and floating in the water.. Lovely images, enjoy your weekend!

  2. Breathtakingly beautiful!!! The majestic hills, voluminous clouds and crystal clear water, all beautiful. Ahhhh - I enjoyed my visit. Happy weekend ahead! xo

  3. This is such a lovely post, Poppy, a feast for the eyes, both the words and the images! Very refreshing!

    Jane xx

  4. Oh Poppy, that last picture must be a painting! Simply breathtaking.
    Have a great Labour day weekend.

  5. Poppy, you sent us all a bouquet of happiness in that first photo. Happy Day to you~ Hugs, J.

  6. Hello Poppy,

    Oh for a dip into these amazingly clear wasters. It all looks so idyllic and you have caught the moment beautifully with these images.

    Wishing you a happy weekend!

  7. I love the way that you write and how the words go so well with the pictures Poppy. Just magical! xx

  8. Ας απολαύσουμε τις βουτιές μας στις υπέροχες ελληνικές θάλασσες,αυτό το τελευταίο καλοκαιρινό Σαββατοκύριακο.Ίσως το επόμενο τα σύννεφα να είναι πραγματικότητα και όχι μόνο μια ονειρική φωτογραφία.
    Καλό Σαββατοκύριακο!

  9. Lovely poetry and images here...and oh that gorgeous sea : )

  10. Beautiful and magical - i guess mother nature can make us feel that way... but she speaks to you and you listen.

  11. Absolutely GORGEOUS!

    Poppy, I wish I could hop right off that cloud with you into that magnificent water!



  12. ...and certainly just as pretty as those petals floating! Gorgeous!

  13. You have such a lovely way with words, dear Poppy :) Oh, how I would love to jump into that ocean - it's so beautiful! Blessings to you, sweet lady!

  14. New to your blog, but already love it. Thank you so much, Poppy.
    The images of crystal, aqua waters and so much sunshine and colours - simply fabulous. I will revisit all of these again come mid-winter, (live in Quebec City) and feel revitalized.
    Also, I am swooning over your tender green coloured china hutch (earlier posts) and would love if you would share the paint colour. :)

    1. Hi! Please go to, where I've replied to your lovely question in detail. Thanks so much for visiting and for all your kind words!


  15. Hello Poppy
    I love your poetry that accompanies the beautiful images. I am particularly fond of the last image
    Enjoy this weekend
    Helen x

  16. I love this post! What beautiful poetry and images to go along with it. I wish to sit on marshmallow clouds and swim in that clear blue water too!

  17. There appears to be something about the light there that must be unique to the world. I would love to smell the morning air. I almost can from reading your lovely words.

  18. Gorgeous photos, Poppy! Are the ones of the water where you live in Crete? I saw your post over at "Say g'day" party.

    1. Hi Kitty,

      Thank you! Yes, the photos are of the north coast in west Crete, near the city of Chania, all the way at the other end of the island, for me.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  19. Oh how I would have loved to swim there!AriadnefromGreece!

  20. Oh, how the sea beckons me too, jumped off many a cloud myself. :)
    Pleasure to meet you, Poppy. You live in a slice of paradise.
    This is one of my favorite things about blogging, connecting with kindred hearts across the miles.
    I'm following and looking forward to visiting.
    Off to browse your page a little longer...who could help but linger.

  21. I always love your photos and your prose....just beautiful!

  22. Oh Poppy, how beautiful your post is. Those clouds are like marshmallows and the ocean WOW.
    The color is so very very pretty. We do not get many clouds here is So CA. Is that you swimming?
    Your flowers look so happy shining their little faces up to the sun.
    Have a terrific sunny day.

  23. You have such a way with words and then your photography enhances it even more -- absolutely breathtaking!

  24. You have beautiful turquoise blue waters surrounding your paradise Poppy. That photo of a cloud is epic. Enjoy your week dear.


  25. After such a chilly, rainy summer I'm truly jealous of your sun and sea! The last photo makes me feel I could step through the monitor and jump right in.

  26. Beautiful pictures! So colorful.... thank you for sharing them...

  27. Gorgeous photos! The last one is my favorite. Hope your weekend was just as beautiful.

  28. Poppy,
    It just takes my breath away. So beautiful and you describe it well, you take me there.
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

  29. So beautiful. Love the flowers floating in the water.

  30. I love your beautiful photo's. Thanks for sharing.

  31. uau, que cores suaves e lindas!!

    Isso é o paraíso!


    Lígia e =^.^=


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