Today´s photo is my last one from Petra.
Let´s enjoy the evening-light in the Greek summer evening – and walk back to Denmark:
In my next posts you can have a (much colder!) view of some Danish winter moments.
A portrait of my three precious and loved diamonds ;-).
And hopefully some glimpses of spring here. Because we‘re now in the first of the spring months!
PS: This is my post number 400 here on my blog
Petra is the town on the island of Lesbos , where we stayed for a week last summer.
Petra means “Rock” in greek. The rock, which gives the town its name, is located in the middle of the city. Up on the rock is a church.
It requires a pair of good legs to participate the church service in this church!
Now six months has gone since I published my previous blog post…………….
When suddenly – and without explanation – leaving a blog in which I have published 394 posts during the last 3 ½ years, — there is obviously something else in life, that has required all my energy!…..
And it’s not because I spent all the time photographing! Only a few times my camera has been in use for the past six months.
And now you ask: What has happened to me, which has absorbed all the energy in my life?:
The summer of 2013 up to August 17 had been wonderful for me: While WordPress published my posts from the “Sculpture By The Sea 2013 ‘, – I enjoyed two weeks of wonderful holiday – the first week in Greece with my son – the second in Malta with my girlfriend.
But when I came back home August 17 in the middle of the night – everything suddenly went wrong: When I opened the door to my house, I was greeted by a cloud of steam from a leaked heating pipe under the house. Everything in the house was wet, and the almost boiling water filled the entire basement and reached just below floor level. This disaster initiated a sequence of shocking and unpredictable events in my life: Rescue workers, insurers, loss adjusters, degradation workers, artisans, mold experts – an army of different people coming and going in and out and working in my house for days, weeks, — months. Mold-fighting companies working inside my sealed house while it was cleaned of mold. Portable cabins were placed outside on the street as resettlement for us, as we could not live in the house for most of the the fall, while all this work was taking place. (Not to mention how much time I had to use to manage all of this!)
Not before December we were able to move back into the house. Finally now – two months after – in February -, most of the house is again in usable and habitable condition. And not before now I begin having a feeling of having a home again (although much still needs to be put in place and an endless list of things that MUST be done, is still waiting ….)
And now I feel, finally, I have a little energy left over to begin doing something FUN again – such as photographing or playing with my photos and my blog again……
I sincerely hope that some of you – my good blog friends – are still out there????
Photos in this post are from Petra, Lesbos, Greece, July 2013.