Happy 4th of July
This has been an incredible month.
Today, 3 of July it is a little hot!! The temperatures this week has been hovering around 100°. And it is humid here too.
We are under a weather warning, or heat warning. In France a heat wave is called a "la canicule". Looking at the forecast, there does not appear to be an end in site!
At the beginning of the month I went for a few walks in the woods. I organized one walk for photos of flowers. Also worked on another window dressing for the Office de Tourisme in Gevrey for the Assoc. The theme was the old train that was called the "Tacot".
Here are a few photos of flowers.
|Walking up the hillside|
|Limodore (rare orchid)|
|Theater of Dionysus (large photo much clearer)|
|Temple of Hephaistion|
|Evening at the Monastriraki place.. Acropolis in the background|
|Tomb of the Unknown soldier|
After Athens, we rented a car (with GPS ) and head to the Peloponesse. It took forever to exit Athens. I knew there were mountains, but only one passage brought me to my knees. The road was hardly wide enough for goats!!( OK a little exagerated- but just a little). It is listed as a passage through one of the prettiest villages, but I have no tales to tell. A tear in my eye, lump in my throat and Keith drove on with in spite of my moaning! It was about 30 minutes of terror. After that the other mountain road were a piece of cake!
|Dinner with a view|
We visited the historic site, and it is huge. There is the site and then the museum. It takes a good couple of hours for each. So we had a lunch break in between.
|Athena from the temple of Apollo|
|Olympia_Hermes Carrying the Infant Dionysus |
by Praxiteles_ 4th century BC
|Temple of Apollo|
|Delphi mountain view|
|Looking down from further up the hill..|
|Delphi_ sunset view from restaurant|
Then we had a night near Athens so we could fly out early Tuesday morning. Since we had time on Monday, we went to Mycenae.
|Mycenae looking towards Argos and a view of the sea.|
Did Helen launch 1000 ships?
It was here, Agamemnon lived, brother to Menelaus.
Menelaus was the husband to Helen.
Ah , Homer
- 1 cup olive oil
- 1⁄4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 cloves garlic
- 1 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- 2 tablespoons chopped onion