Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Spring in Their Step


Goats, stand in a field of daisies and buttercups,
nibbling on grassy greens, pausing only for a quick
 glance at a curious, camera carrying passerby.


In a neighbouring field, a chorus line of naked,
 grapevine trunks, strike a pose - a prelude to
  their full dress rehearsal, later, in the summer.  


 Against a thorny background, delicate beauties in deep purple,
 dance a harmonious duet with dual toned partners, their petals 
softly swaying to the sounds of a fresh, spring breeze.


Layers of texture, from yellow to pink to green and blue,
fill the landscape with pretty hues, brightly marking one's
 mood, long after the dabs of daylight have faded.


 Amid a finale of springtime fusion, clusters of red poppies steal the show. Charismatic leading ladies, they shine on a stage of rolling
 hills, supported by a cast of naturally talented characters.


  Regarding this post, my 2ooth, and all the others before
 it, thank you for your kind visits and sweet words!


xoxo
Poppy 

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68 comments:

  1. Hello Poppy, lovely images. I love the field of flowers and pretty colors.. The goat is cute too. Congrats on your 200th post.. Have a happy day and week ahead!

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  2. You make me smile, dear Poppy :) How I love seeing your beautiful countryside... the blooming flowers are so cheerful and colorful and seeing such a pretty field makes me want to go lay in it and look up at the clouds.

    Thank you so much, sweet friend, for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. It's always a joy to have you link up. Enjoy your week! Hugs!

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  3. Such a pleasure to visit your blog. Your photos are so sunny. Does the sun always shine in Greece? I guess that's a silly question. We have rain today with gray skies, but I know the rain will bring the flowers here before too long. Thank you for sharing your beautiful countryside, Heather

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  4. Congrats on 200 posts. These are such lovely photos. I enjoyed them very much.

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  5. Happy Blogaversary! No small feat, 200!
    Beautiful country!
    hughugs

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  6. Oh Poppy...what a lovely feast for the eyes (and ears) as I heard your sweet voice narrating! Congratulations on your 200th post! It is always a refreshing trip to visit here.

    P.S. I forgot to say that I LOVE goats...and would like to have one someday :)

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  7. Poppy, you live in a beautiful part of the world. Your photographs tell a wonderful story. It makes my heart sing just to look at them. ox, Gina

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  8. It looks so beautiful there Poppy! Thanks for sharing your spring blooms with us. Have a happy week. xx Pam

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  9. Beautiful, beautiful beautiful my dear Poppy! Your talent with both the camera and words is amazing! I could almost hear the goat chomping on the grass, the wind blowing through the gentle green of the flowers, and smell the fragrance of the lovely flowers growing alongside the grape vines. Truly another feast for the soul! Blessings and hugs to you today!

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  10. Congratulations on 200 posts! The scenery is stunning in spring and so poetically described by another charismatic Poppy! Shine on ! Hugs to you!

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  11. Happy 200th Post!!!! How great! I hope that you have many more yet to come! xx

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  12. Poppy, soooo beautiful pictures. Love the lush nature at your part of Europe! Great! Thank you for sharing and all my best to you and yours
    Elisabeth

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  13. Congratulations on your 200th post Poppy and a warm hello from Belgium. I envy you the good weather (cannot fathom why I left my duffel coat on the island?!)
    Love you photos as always.
    God bless,

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  14. Every season is beautiful on Crete! Every photo is full of color and beauty. Congrats on your 200th post! Every post has been wonderful and thank you for all of your wonderful words! You are a gift!

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  15. Dear Poppy, There is something very special about the light in beautiful Crete. It looks like all is in harmony on this beautiful season of Spring.
    Helen xx

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  16. Crete is wonderful, and your post is wonderful too. Your pictures and words are attractive for tourists to visit Crete, I think, love it.
    Congratulations on your 200th post!

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  17. Those grapevine trunks look so strange!
    Brenda

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  18. Beautiful countryside. Love those cute goats.

    Judy

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  19. Congratulations! I really like the goat photo here, goats are interesting animals. It looks like spring has reached you fully now!

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  20. Poppy such pretty pictures.
    Rosezeeta.

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  21. Wow Poppy thanks for sharing the beautiful countryside. I love the flowers and the goat. Hope you have a nice week.
    Julie xo

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  22. Poppy, your beautiful countryside is truly amazing. I can only imagine how fabulous it must be to live amongst such color and inspiration all year long! It's quite a contrast from my suburban scenery!

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  23. i've always heard of the magical light in greece. and now i see it.
    it's almost a tangible thing!
    and ... don't you just love goats!!!! they're comical and so sweet. and sometimes they butt you!
    i knew one once... you never turned your back on him. he thought it was very funny. LOLOL.
    XOXO♥

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  24. While all these photos are stunning, there's something about that first one that has really captured my heart. It's the almost paint like quality it possesses, especially the background.

    As for goats, as a Cappy they're some of my favorite creatures and as Tammy can attest, we have more than a few things in common ;).

    Congrats on 200 posts Poppy!

    xxx

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  25. Do they leave the area around the grape vines in their natural state instead of tilling? It's better for soil conservation and great to see it being done. Don't show me any more pictures of goats. I want one and it would be ridiculous. Way more ridiculous than the chickens I already have running around my yard. Congratulations on reaching 200 and here's to 200 more!

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  26. You're surrounded by beauty, Poppy. Spring is my favorite season. I love the fresh greens and sweet flowers and not to forget blooming fruit trees.
    Have a happy spring day!
    Julia

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  27. Hello Poppy,

    Congratulations on reaching this impressive blogging milestone. And, what glorious images you present us with today in celebration. The countryside really does look wonderful clothed in its fresh spring outfit. Can there be a better time of year?

    Here's to the next centenary!

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  28. Beautiful images and thoughts. You are enjoying a beautiful springtime there!

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  29. Congrats Poppy on your 200th post wooo hoooo! Love the goats amoung the beautiful flowers in the fields. So cute. Have a great week.
    Kris

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  30. 200 posts, and everyone a jewel! Poppies may be the leading ladies here, and well they should be, but your supermodel in the first picture, perfectly framed by yellow daisies, shows what rewards your curiosity brings you, and us as your readers. Inspired!

    I think there is a spring in your step, Poppy dear, not just in Nanny Goat's--or is he a Billy Goat??

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  31. Lovely beautiful colours!The beauty of the Greek rural landscape!AriadnefromGreece!

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  32. Beautiful photos Poppy! I love the goats!

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  33. Ah, the charismatic leading lady, I think that's the way I picture you.
    All the best for the next 200 !

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  34. Beautiful post, as poetic as ever! Can you believe my sky has been as blue as yours for the last three days?

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  35. Catching up with my reading today, Poppy, always so pleasant here.
    Congrats on your 200th post.
    xoxo

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  36. Dearest Poppy,
    Two hundred marvelous posts from one of the dearest bloggers I know-congrats my friend!
    Spectacular views from every angle combined with interesting goats. Whenever I see goats I am reminded of "Gregory The Terrible Eater," a children's book which I frequently read to my oldest daughter when she was a child. An interesting tale of Goat who should have been eating "goat things," but preferred green beans and such...
    Happy Wednesday with love,
    Jemma

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  37. I just love visiting your lovely blog Poppy! Crete in the spring, well, just lovely, lovely...
    Have a happy week, take care!
    Titti

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  38. Congratulations on your 200th post, dear Poppy!! I always enjoy reading you and your photos are always gorgeous!!!!
    I wish you a lovely and happy Easter (and...hopefully, in good weather! it is cold and rainy in Athens).
    Many hugs!

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  39. Congrats on your 200th post. Enjoy reading your blog.

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  40. Gorgeous! It doesn't quite look like this here in Montreal, Canada...not yet. :)

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  41. Congratulations on 200 posts, Poppy :)

    xo

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  42. Wow. You have an eye for the breathtaking! I love your descriptions too :) Happy spring!

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  43. I haven't been for a visit here in a bit, and I wasn't disappointed! Colorful pictures and prose, a happy post! Congratulations on 200 posts. I love to visit your beautiful world in Crete.

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  44. Poppy, you are making me homesick! But now it is only a matter of weeks. Do wish we were coming to Crete for Easter, but will try for that next year! Hugs to you. Happy Easter! Jackie

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  45. What lovely photos, Poppy! It is so funny the bored look a goat would give you before going back to chewing something.
    Amalia
    xo

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  46. Καλή Ανάσταση, να περάσετε όμορφες
    οικογενειακές στιγμές !!

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  47. Happy 200 th post Poppy, how wonderful. The images of Spring shared, made me happy and the goats are just charming additions. We are getting little bits of colour coming our way. A friend in Iowa, got snow day before yesterday, crazy days ;) I am at 1082 posts as of yesterday and nearing my 6 th anniversary come June. I am forever thankful to this thing called blogging, so many wonderful caring hearts, and in sharing life, just such a warmth to my heart. You are right there with special people at the top Poppy~ Happy weekend!

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  48. Poppy, Congratulations on your 200th post!! I enjoy looking at your photos every week! You are an amazing photographer! Spring looks so beautiful in Crete! Thank you so much for always sharing at Simple & Sweet Fridays.
    Hugs,
    Jody

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  49. Dear Poppy,

    Congratulations on your 200th post! So many moments you've shared! And I knew you wayyyyy back - think your first or second post, right?

    Spring is looking lovely in Greece. Enjoy it, friend.

    Cheers
    L

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  50. Congrats on 200 posts, good going! Love seeing the goats, don't' ever see those around here! It's amazing to see flowers in such early spring, we just have buds no flowers! So it was pleasing to see yours. Your photos are always so pretty!

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  51. Two hundred posts is a milestone that commemorates the beauty of your photography and your wonderful poetic prose. Congratulations Poppy!!! I do love the way you captured the goat as he looked up towards your camera, he looks almost as if he was waiting for you to come by so he could strike a pose for you. Have a lovely week..... Candy

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  52. what beautiful pictures !!! a beautiful Sunday angie wishes from Germany

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  53. ♭♫ه° ·.
    Passei para uma visita. Amei suas fotografias... maravilhosas!!!

    Bom domingo! Boa semana!
    Beijinhos.
    Brasil.
    ه°·✿
    ·.ه✿✿ミ

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  54. Poppy, you are surrounded by so much beauty there in Greece!! It really is a feast for the eyes. I love the curious goat. :-D I think the third pic is my favorite -- just love the juxtaposition there. Are the deep purple flowers Anemones? They're lovely mixed with the yellow and white daisies.

    Thanks for sharing from your corner of the world! Visiting from Amaze Me Monday; I hope you have a great week.

    Hugs,

    Denise

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  55. Happy spring days dear Poppy. You have a muddle of colours and pretty blooms going there.
    How cute is that goat munching away, only to be stopped by curious photography.
    Lovely photos as always.

    Enjoy your week

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  56. The colors of Spring are delightful! I hope you have nice weather and a beautiful week my friend! Pick a bouquet of wildflowers to enjoy! Hugs, Diane

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  57. So beautiful, Poppy. Thanks for joining Wow.

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  58. Love the goats frolicking in those lovely fields!

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  59. All the colors of the rainbow, Poppy! What a beautiful spring landscape you have in Crete!

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  60. Beautiful scenery for spring Poppy! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  61. Poppy, you have such a clever way with words! I enjoyed this spring post very much :) Thank you for sharing your lovely verses and pictures on the Art of Home-Making Mondays!

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  62. This was so poetically beautiful Poppy - and the images? Glorious !
    Happy 200th !
    xoxo

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  63. Visual delights abound and I have only peeked at two of your posts. The goats are especially fetching, outstanding in their fields. The continued joys of Easter to you.

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