Folegandros, Aegean Sea, Greece
We were having a perfectly reasonable autumn weather, as reasonable as the weather can be: cool temperatures, cloudy skies, quite a lot of much needed rain, sudden patches of intensely blue sky, trees going from yellow to copper to rust, sunsets on fire. Nice! Then suddenly winter was here. Heavy leaden clouds racing and rolling nonetheless, a considerable drop of temperatures and an icy wind that gives no respite.
Lefkada, Ionian Sea, Greece
So I downloaded a lovely ice-covered landscape to my desktop and (logically?) started thinking of summer. Bright blue skies, warm nights, inviting seas and boat rides. My best summer memories are from Greece and so are these photographs.
Herakleia, Aegean Sea, Greece
My favourite Greek islands are the very small ones, the lesser known ones, where you will find a reasonable amount of tourists (am I being too reasonable today?) and some good solitary stretches of sand to sunbathe.
Corfou, Ionian Sea, Greece
While still working on my white [paper] on white [paper] series, I decided to take some time off to show you what my summer memories look like. I have already finished seventeen out of twenty white pieces and have started working on the packaging. I gave myself some extra work (being reasonable again) and started making boxes with balsa wood for each piece. I think they will look nice. My next blog entry will be all about them.
I love winter, by the way, much more than when I was younger. I appreciate its reflective qualities, the sweet warmth of home while the weather rages outside, the quiet. There's beauty in gray.