Friday, 26 December 2008

Country girl

That's my sister above, picking "koumara" from a bush. As a newly found family tradition, we go on an outdoors excursion the day after Christmas, along with our parents' friends and their kids. We ride on 4x4s, stopping to gather mushrooms and berries, eat fruit straight from the trees or to just walk among the bushes and get our "nature fix" in general. Works wonders for the "oh God, we had so much to eat" post-Christmas guilt, too!

We had lots of fun, but there was a rather unfortunate event. At some point, my sunglasses (seen in the first picture) fell off as I was leaning over a bush, searching for mushrooms. I didn't realize it immediately and when I did, it was too late. I was already ten to twelve bushes away. I searched briefly, but to no avail. It was hopeless... All there was to do was grief briefly and move on.

I miss you, my dear green and pink Von Zipper Rockford sunglasses!

However, I did find a beautiful blue feather lying on the grass and picked it up. I didn't want to put it in my pocket and ruin it, so I just stuck it in my hair. After a while I found another one, this time black with little white splotches, and doubled the fun. As you may have guessed, there are no any mirrors in the middle of nowhere, so I didn't have any chance to see how I looked before I came home. And it was not bad, may I say...

15 comments:

psit said...

http://ub0.cc/8x/04

Mono o titlos tou post kai tou kommatiou tairiazoun. Kata t'alla nomizw oti to mood kai sta duo einai pl diaforetiko.
Perastika gia ta gialia :-(
(Lee Turtle)

Elena said...

I am very sad for your sunglasses, they were perfect. But the good thing is that you had fun! Anyway, I love all the pics! They are so beautiful!
Those feathers are fantastic... I've never seen something like the black one!

Alecca Rox said...

Beautiful pictures, wicked colours. I envy u. I wish I'd spend today in the countryside too, doing all things country girls do;)

(p.s. what do koumara taste like?)

lucia said...

τέλεια μέρα και τέλειες φωτογραφίες! θέλω κι εγώ μια βόλτα στην εξοχή...τι τυχερή να είσαι από ένα νησί του Αιγαίου!

Krystal said...

wow, this is beautiful xo

DaisyChain said...

Aw, I'm so jealous your family do stuff like that! Mine never have.
I love love love the feathers,
and all the photographs are stunning <3

Mode Junkie said...

merry xmas lopi! :)
the pictures are gorgeous!

The Clothes Horse said...

Oh, it looks so lovely there!

Eleh said...

such beautiful pictures.

dapper kid said...

Oh wow these photographs are so beautiful! And what a lovely idea, I wish we had something better than a local park to go wondering through! Oh and I adore the scarf :)

SOS! said...

aw..the feathers you found are lovely..
xx-LJ from SOS!

Anonymous said...

Old Mc Penny had a farm... :-)

The beautiful and glammed said...

Really inspired! Cool blog, Merry Christmas <3 x

Sal said...

SUCH gorgeous photos. But oh! So sad to hear of your sunglass loss ...

Alkisti said...

I love "koumara" too!!!

HAppy New Year Lopi, with loads of new cool sunglasses :P