Thursday, 24 January 2013

Change and progress and the red pithos

In a little village in Crete an old red pithos stands sentinel-like 
at the foot of blue wooden shutters


Vainly trying to grow a rose bush.


Five years later,
in the little village in Crete the old red pithos still stands sentinel-like 
at the foot of blue wooden shutters


Still vainly trying to grow the rose bush!


Change and progress are not always everything!

16 comments:

  1. Incredible that 5 years have passed!
    I love the comparison.
    Sure that psychologist / philosophers and others could write a thesis on the subject

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    1. I know - I think the soil in the pot had not been changed in five years - hence the stunted growth of the rose! Fx

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  2. Having very much enjoyed your posts over a long period, I feel it is now my turn to let you know how much I love and appreciate your sentiments, your colour and your photography. While I do not have a Blog, as I am not technically inclined, I certainly enjoy other peoples creativity. I too have been lucky enough to travel, and this along with my love of art, gardens and 'beautiful things' allows me to relate to your pages. Thank you Francesca.


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    1. Dear Susie, I didn't know anything before I started my blog. It's not difficult. Go to "Blogger create a free blog" and I'm absolutely sure you can do it!

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  3. Thank you Susie q - I am so pleased that my photos and stories connect with you. You should start a blog - you have many stories to tell about your travels and all the things you love. Keep well. F

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  4. I love old cities, old villages and especially old parks full of ancient trees. These colours - the cold red and smoky blue - are so heartwarming ! Xcat

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    1. I couldn't agree more Cat - the older the better as far as I am concerned! Have a great weekend F x

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  5. Wonderful colours especially those old doorways .... I'm thinking of a name for it ... maybe sage green but more weathered.
    You're right about taking a little bit of a place away with us .... I find the more I travel ... the more I dream of returning.
    Thank you for dropping by my site & I look forward to reading more about your travels.

    "All Things French"

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    1. Thank you Dianne - so good to know you.

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  6. What an incredible reminder of how slow paced and wonderful life can be in a Cretan villiage

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    1. To this day, time does not exist in some villages which is so wonderful - long may it last! Fx

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  7. I like all textures that can be seen in those pics! and the mood, the light, the beautyful view of this eternal place... great post!

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  8. Great post. Nice atmosphere on your blog. I like it here. ;]
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    Have a nice weekend. Yours. ;)

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  9. Thank you for your comments and welcome - I found your blog and FB page - stunning photos. Am now following both! Thank you for visiting - you are always welcome. F

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  10. Lovely photos, and the window with the blue shutters is incredible beautiful!

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