been back a week and with the Sun shining fiercely in Holland it feels like the holiday never stopped!

Me ‘OBK?’
OldBirdKing ‘Yes, Saskia.’
 ‘Did you miss me when I was in Greece?’
‘Yes, yes I did. As a matter of fact most of us did.’
‘Absolutely. And you, what about you?’
‘What about me?’
‘Did you miss us in sunny Greece?’
‘To be perfectly honest I hardly missed you, there just wasn’t any time.'
‘What do you mean?’
‘Well the first day, when I wandered off on my own, on my solitary beach hike, I missed you especially. I had conversations with you in my head and thought how much you would have enjoyed the views and the sun. The rest of the week activities with everyone else took over and I completely forgot about home…..’
‘As it should be, well all I can say is I’m very glad you’re back.’
‘So am I OBK, so am I’

‘Yes Saskia.’
‘Will you always be here when I go away and come back?’
‘Yes I will.’


above, view from bedroom window at home; last night as I woke up to go to the loo I heard the countless frogs croaking their love songs, the sound drifting through the open window;
below, view from bedroom window in Greece

colourful toilet in Greek village of Georgios

we managed to take the sun back home with us

an intact sea urchin 

ha, a nine-patch set in stone, so Jude was there in spirit as well
back where I belong, wrapped in large landscape cloth
Django Flying 
it's hot


Mo Crow said…
thank you for this sun drenched post warming my soul on a chilly autumn morning here on the other side of the world
Saskia said…
you are most welcome Mo, funny how the weather differs all over our planet and how much SunShine can lift our spirits!
Love the two's how it is, isn't it, really, looking through
the window of our minds at Views
Ms. said…
Sweet sweet and so beautiful....I love your portrait.
Saskia said…
Grace: I have always loved looking through (open) windows; no matter what the view is, there's always a sense of promise

thx, there's a softness in it, Michelle
Julie S said…
I LOVE LOVE the new banner.
Saskia said…
I knew you would, Julie!
jude said…
nice rock
Maria buysse said…
you look softer with a heart thats smile .... of knowledge
Saskia said…
isn't it something, Jude
knowlegde no less.....I wonder Maria, I wonder, haha



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