Friday, February 19, 2010

spring is springing

olive tree sculptureapple tree, rain, colour
the weeds are blooming, the sun is out, weather is warming up after a very short winter
and thoughts are turning to dyeing
alkanet


calendula arvensis, a huge carpet

we flew our kites on "Clean Monday" first day of lent, a holiday. The first day of the longest and hardest fast in the orthodox religion, tradionally a feast day. in Greece we begin the fast with a feast- no meat, eggs or dairy products, but lots and lots of food
quite secular

6 comments:

Harnett-Hargrove said...

Hello Manya,
Looking forward to it 'springing' here, too. Your photos look full of promise! -Jayne

Jasmine said...

Wonderful pictures. i look forward to seeing your dye pot productions xJ

Ladka said...

Spring? What spring!? We only have lost of very dirty snow, rain all day :-(

PiecesofD said...

The wildflowers are so pretty there. Looking forward to seeing your dye projects.

Joei Rhode Island said...

Spring...full of hope and new beginnings. I wish you both. And I, too, look forward to your dye projects.

Manya Maratou said...

hello jayne, and jasmine, and Ladka, and joei, welcome peicesofD, thank you for you comments and good wishes, I'm crossing my fingers for the summer that is coming- it is too hot for the time of year. Ladka, rain is good, winter is good- we had no winter this year, no snow,I'm afraid for the trees...whats left of them :-((

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