Tuesday, April 18, 2017

A Nice Day Out

 
 

A nice day out exploring
can never be boring
when the sky is blue
and there is much to do.

You while away the hours
listening to the flowers
as they talk to the bees
with friendship and ease.

You watch the wind tease
the fallen leaves 
or ruffle the trees
with a cooling breeze.

You raise you face
to the sun's embrace
and know no better way
to spend an April day.


Featured: Enjoying another day out
in this best of springs.

118 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos! What lens do you use for the insect photos?

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    1. I only use the one all-purpose lens, yet to venture into the field of specialized lenses.

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  2. Your pictures convey a feeling that exactly matches your words. Lovely.

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  3. So many lovely things to see and enjoy along the way. Happy Tuesday!

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  4. Beautiful photos Amalia! Thank you for sharing your day with us!

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  5. Lovely pictures. The food looks absolutely yummy

    Julie xxxxx

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  6. You certainly do know how to have the best of Spring! Here's to a great summer ahead too!
    Wren x

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    1. I fully expect to wilt during the summer but I'll try :-)

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  7. I feel like I was there with you! What did we eat, I don't remember ..... I know it was delicious though!
    Wonderful photos ...... I wish my camera would play ball like this!
    Hugs,
    Barbara x

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  8. What a great day out!!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Love

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  9. "no better way to spend an April day"!!! Makes me smile!! blessings and hugs ~ tanna

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  10. How beautiful..simple and true..our April is not quite as advanced..but we are getting there:)

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  11. Oh wonderful! Such lovely scenes and the food always intrigues me. 🙂

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  12. Beautiful pictures of a lovely day out!! I love how deep green everything is, that is one of the things I love about spring is when all that was brown turns to green :) Lovely poem to capture the day!!

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    1. I love the green as well, all the more for knowing that it will soon turn brown.

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  13. Hi dear Amalia ,, que bonito dia , unas bellas y entretenidas fotos , espero que tengas un Buen Día

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  14. Oh my! All so gorgeous! The food photos look so yummy! What is the one with the eggs and asparagus? I want some!

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    1. Yes, that was surprisingly delicious. It said lentil salad on the menu so we did not expect this extravagant creation.

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  15. Hi Amalia. Your photos are beautiful and show off your world in springtime. It may look something like that here next month....I hope! We woke to a dusting of snow this morning which has since melted but it is a cool week here. I wish you a beautiful week ahead. xx Pam

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  16. Oh wow! Such beautiful photos! Looks like it was a FABULOUS day out. Most importantly, where did you eat? It looks sooooo good!

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    1. At Hatishbi, just outside Zichron. And yes, it was good :-)

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  17. Amalia, I'm always amazed at how you capture the very essence of life around you so perfectly that one feels as though they're right there beside you, enjoying it all. Your poems are the icing on the cake. xo

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  18. Curious about the dish with the asparagus, and the name of the "kever" in your first capture! A vineyard ... so I can imagine, France? (this is how it looks around where I live) Many thanks Amalia for sharing all these lovelies and sharing the critters in the pink flower with All Seasons! And also for your kind comment:)

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    1. Yes, that was a kever. Well spotted! But why it was shaped like a horseshoe I could not work out.

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  19. Rhank you Amalia. Nice poem and beautiful photos. I love the flowers but alos the food. Mjammie!

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  20. A beautiful day for sure, Amalia. Lucky you and thanks for sharing it with us. Wherever it is, I would like to be there...lovely!

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    1. And wouldn't we love to have you with us, Kim.

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  21. Beautiful photos. Looks like a perfect day

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  22. What a beautiful day out.
    Loved your photographs.
    Loved your words.

    All the best Jan

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  23. Lovely fresh images! I'm feeling 'spring-y' now even though it is supposed to be 'autumn-ing' where I live.

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  24. How fantastic to find such lovely sights while wandering around! You found some great things to share. Thanks!

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  25. I enjoy all your posts so much! Lovely sites, and eats and a beautiful poem. Hope you had a lovely weekend - but I think you did by the photos!

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  26. Your photos do a wonderful job of evoking the best of spring in your area. And the food looks amazing! Things are a little greyer here, but the sun shines more and more, and we are filled with hope.

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  27. How I would love to walk along with you in your beautiful country! Thank you for taking us along to view your corner of the world, Amalia. Breathtaking! Oh, and I'd love to sit down and eat with you too.

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  28. What a beautiful day! Amazing sites, and tasty food!

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  29. Lovely scenes that you have captured, Amalia! Looks like a wonderful day spent among the flowers, with delicious food, too! Thank you for taking us along! xo Karen

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  30. Wonderful... and you've got a talent for photography!
    Reading your blog always makes me feel good. Thank's for that,
    Sigrid

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  31. Such interesting diversity in beautiful photos. Wells and flowers, insects and animals, and delicious food - all in harmony in the bright sunshine. Thank you Amalia.

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    1. We visited a national park where they added some archaeological finds rescued from other sites. It makes the walk all the more interesting.

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  32. Lindas imagens, Obrigada por compartilhar.

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  33. It was indeed a really nice day out !!!
    Hug
    Anna

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  34. Hello,
    I always enjoy spending time with you! Love how you share your days with us. Your photos are so well done.
    Happy April,
    Carla

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  35. Love the photos! Such an entertaining post -- thanks so much.

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  36. Such beautiful pictures! The poem is perfect for our weather here!

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  37. You've said it beautifully! Your pictures feature shades of green that make me wish I was there too. Happy day!

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  38. What beautiful images. Your lunch was a work of art. May you enjoy a beautiful spring and a wonderful week!

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  39. I want to go with you next time and eat that beautiful, delicious food while we figure out what those pretty little insects are on the flowers. K?

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    1. You'll be so very welcome but I must warn you that an expert on insects I am not :-)

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  40. I sure do like this poem and these images. :)

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  41. Your pictures are so nice and take me away to another part of the world - I really enjoy it!

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  42. Love this plog Amalia. The pictures are beautiful.

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  43. Inspiring images and lovely poem, as always Amelia!

    xxx

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  44. Your are so right, a day outside is never boring.
    Today, the sun is shining and I worked in the garden.
    Your food pictures looks so tasty.
    Lovely greetings,
    Nicole

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  45. Amalia, I enjoyed seeing your photos from your beautiful spring day. So many wonderful things to be thankful for. I bet those treats were delicious!

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  46. What a lovely day. The photos are spectacular and the food looks so appetizing. A pleasure to view. Have a fabulous weekend.

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  47. Your day looks and sounds beautiful, Amalia. You spring-tastic photos look so beautiful. Have a great weekend.

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  48. Wow, gorgeous views, spring flowers and food! Hope your weekend is spectacular!!

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  49. You and that camera have a way of evoking the feeling of just being right there beside you! The flower/insect pictures are amazing, and the food, I've never seen such food before! The dish with the asparagus looked especially intriguing! Love your poem, it does beautiful justice to the beauty of your post today :)

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    1. Thank you Marilyn! The little squares around the salad are Halloumi bites. I've since tried making them at home, it is a revelation.

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  50. Wishing you a Spring as beautiful as your poems and your embroideries are, Amalia!

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  51. You had more than a nice day, I'd say!

    And what in the world is that beautiful dish with the asparagus on top? Is it an aspic?

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    1. Thank you, dear Dewena. The dish is a lentil salad, I never knew lentils could be made into such an extravagant creation.

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  52. What a gorgeous world you live in, Amalia. I loved the poem too :)

    xo,
    rue

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  53. what absolutely beautiful pictures Amalia!!

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  54. Looks like a gorgeous day out! Beautiful pics and lovely poem as always :)

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  55. Israeli food always looks SO good Amalia..or maybe it's just that you are a fabulous photographer. x

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  56. Lovely poem and photos. The food ones especially look great and are making me hungry! xx

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  57. We have loved your day out photo album. So many lovely things to see and smell and feel. That food looked yummy. And I loved your accompanying poetry. It all adds to up something quite charming.

    Wishing you a beautiful day...
    Brenda
    xox

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    1. I'm sitting here with a happy smile after reading your comment, Brenda, thank you.

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  58. A wonderful poem and it did indeed look like a wonderful day out. Gorgeous colours ♥
    Have an amazing week Amalia :)

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  59. I enjoyed your Post, dear Amalia! And of course this fantastic poem 👏🏻

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  60. oh Amalia, you have such a wonderful talent for delivering joy, in your poems and your beautiful, beautiful pictures xx

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  61. Interesting post! Have a lovely Day! 🌻🌻🌻❤️❤️❤️

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  62. Such a lovely poem, dear Amalia ! I will print it out and read it in my English course .
    Your great pics i also love !

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  63. Happy day out my friend !!!
    thank you for bringing so much freshness and beauty of your surroundings in to my day .
    Hugs!

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  64. Hello, pretty poem and lovely series of images. The flowers are beautiful. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  65. Beautiful photos to compliment your special poetry. Thank you for sharing. Have a nice weekend. xo

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  66. Amazing!Beautiful pictures!Hugs,Maristella.

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  67. Amalia, I just did a post recently about how taking lovely pictures is nice, but sometimes it's fun to take interesting and intriguing pictures also. I've always thought that yours were different, which is a good thing, and so very special. Love the first one, what a peculiar looking fellow. : )

    ~Sheri

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  68. Gorgeous photos Amalia! Again, so many common points shared by Greece and Israel! From the exotic food to the flying locals and sweet flowers, I so enjoyed following you around on your nice day out.

    Happy weekend,
    xo
    Poppy

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  69. Lovely photos and whatever that is with the eggs on top looks amazing! :)

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  70. Oh, what a glorious Spring day out for you. Oh my, that delicious looking plate of food is mouth watering! Again, the funnest of poems!

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  71. °.♪♫╮
    Série de fotografias maravilhosas!

    Bom fim de semana com tudo de bom!
    Beijinhos.
    ╰⊰✿⊰ه° ·.

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  72. What a glorious poem and gorgeous pics, I feel the very same way about a sunny day out, such a celebration.

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  73. Oh, how lovely. Your photos are wonderful and I love the sunny optimisim in your poem:)

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  74. Oh Amelia, I love where I live but I want to visit where you live! Your photos are fabulous and your words match beautifully!

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  75. I love your bugs. So interesting. Great pics and your poem is musical.
    Hope your day is all sunshine and happiness.

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  76. Wonderful poem and what stunning pictures.

    Hugs Diane

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  77. Beautiful photos from your nice day out. Pretty flowers and love the critters.

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  78. What lovely snapshots of spring! The food images made my stomach grumble. Hee!

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  79. Your words flow as lovely as your photos! Spring is finally here too with a little (too soon) summer.

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  80. A great poem to go with these lovely photos. Thank you Amalia, I have enjoyed them tremendously.

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  81. What beautiful photos, Amalia, and a lovely poem to end your post!

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  82. Great post...a bit of this and bit of that. Great photos also. Thanks for sharing.

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  83. Lovely spring feeling pictures. The poem is great too.
    April was kind of windy and had the typical rain here in Belgium.

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  84. Beautiful day out which I have enjoyed. Love the poem. Have a good week Diane

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  85. I already was completely in love with your photos and then came the words
    "listening to the flowers, as they talk to the bees, with friendship and ease".
    Big thanks and big hugs!

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  86. Great place! Lovely photos!:)
    kiss:)

    xxBasia

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  87. Wonderful poem with beautiful pictures..

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  88. Beautiful. Now I need to go on a walk! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home.

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  89. Oh Amalia! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful day out with us! I felt like I was right there! Beautiful photos! The food has made my mouth water!

    Thank you for sharing your day out with us over at Waste Not Wednesday!

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  90. How a beautiful post !!!! It seems you had a lovely day, Amalia !!
    Greetings

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  91. A beautiful day indeed Amalia! Love the scenery, the animals, and the food. What on earth is that the asparagus is on? It looks delicious! As always, love your poetry too. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  92. What a lovely day, lovely day, lovely day, lovely day! So glad that you're able to enjoy spring and all its beauty. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xo Kathleen | Our Hopeful Home

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  93. I loved spending the day out with you via photos. Just wonderful!

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  94. Oh yeah, now that's my idea of a beautiful way to spend a beautiful spring day. Love these photos!!! You are so talented.

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  95. that lentil loaf is both eye candy and looks utterly delicious!!

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  96. I love your nice day out photos series!!
    That goat is so elegant.
    I think the last beautiful birds photo speculate next post!

    akiko

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    1. I really like this idea of the last photo in one post leading to the first photo in the next.

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  97. these images are so vivid and vibrant! makes me yearn for warmer days...

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  98. Wow! Thank you for yours pictures. What a nice day you had:)

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  99. What a beautiful day out Amalia!! Fantastic pictures and a lovely poem!!

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