IF IT’S TUESDAY: This must be Samos

Welcome to the Greek Islands and the island of Samos


My first introduction to the Greek Islands in 1993 was arriving at the island of Samos after travelling by boat from Kuşadası,Turkey. This photo was taken my first day walking around the waterfront, soaking in the sights. Probably not long after indulging in my first taste of REAL Greek Yoghurt with honey.!! hmmmm heaven! and also before the climb of 200 or so steps back to my room! This is one of the few photos I have from this island, most likely because of all the steps!! Suffice to say, we didn’t stay there long before travelling on to Mykonos. I have already posted on Mykonos [here].. but I will see if I can dig up some more for you.

Ciao Julie

BeingRuby - Samos Boat 1sg


Now the good news is I found my stash of travel photos. A few hundred or so!! The bad news is the new scanner is not working and I am under the influence of FLU! so must go back to bed. More later.

Ciao Julie

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IMAGE SOURCE: by me [being Ruby]


Sue said...

Wonderful, more places to visit. I love the first photo with the boat...I like the hint of color.

Greek yogurt is one of my favorite foods. Our local grocery is finally stocking it. I used to stock up when I drove into St. Louis.

Feel better. I'm under the weather too, but I got medicine yesterday, so I'm hopeful.


erin's art and gardens said...

well yippie for finding your stash...but soooooooo sorry about the flu...yuck :O(
cool photos. can't wait to see more. now get some rest!

TracyZLesh @ Then I Got To Thinking said...

Those pictures are capturing... and stunning!! Ahh, I want to be there!

Jane said...

Sorry about the flu, how yucky. Beautiful photos though, all silvery and sparkly. And that greek yoghurt I love it with honey, they have it in Turkey too for breakfast, and now, in my house!!

Anonymous said...

Hello Julie...I love the Greek Island ...¡¡¡¡¡¡they are one paradise...I know Santorini...it is gorgeous...magical.....¡¡¡¡ Beuatiful photos.....¡¡¡¡ Berta

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

That large photo is fantastic!! Oh, I couldn't get enough of that Yoghurt when I was there..., and I loved the milk too.
Ah, the flu..., lots of people seem to have it. Rest and be well soon!
All the best.

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Hurrah...you found your photographs, Julie.
Was this one amongst them.
Another triumph...the water looks like mercury or some other liquid metal.The big one is my favourite.
I have greek yoghurt every morning and I have manuka honey on it.It is supposed to ward off all sorts of things and is very good for your well-being.
You should get some...it might help to get rid of the 'flu !!!! XXXX

Lee said...

Oh Julie, you tempt us yet again with your beautiful photos...do you have some photos of Mykonos to share with us? I do hope so :)

Sorry to hear you have the flu - rest & lots of fluids are essential. I hope you are feeling much better soon. Lee

Lee said...

Hi again Julie, just went to the link to look at the Mykonos photos - how could I have forgotten them!!! Simply amazed at how those houses hug the shoreline. Lee :)

Marina Saclley @ Iced VoVo's said...

I love what you've done with that silver, glistening sea Julie!
btw, I'm off to Greece on Thur for 4 days to catch up with some friends.
Can't wait to see more Greece shots!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Beautiful photographs Julie! The light is incredible! I hope that you recover soon and are feeling better!
Take care, Laura

Berta F said...

Hello I love the ISLANDS GREEK, I Know Santorini...¡¡¡¡ and it is an Island gorgeous..... very nice your photos of Samos..... Have a nice day ¡¡¡¡ Berta

Mise said...

Oh poor you with the flu, and that light on the water is so beautiful and so at odds with illness. Take care of yourself!

Roberta said...

rest up brave soul. i'm back to work and not a minute to spare
to post for waterside wednesday... beautiful photos. looking forward to more.

Julie B. [Holland] said...

Julie feel better soon..... Julie in Holland...

One of my Hobby Blogs said...

oh boy - it looks fantastic, but what part of greece doesn't!

beachvintage.com said...

I just hate the flu, poor you. Get better love.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Thanks everyone for your lovely comments and well wishes. I've had the flu so many times this year you will be getting sick yourself of saying 'feel better'

Dear Julie in Holland
Always a big thank you to you.. would love to visit your future blog someday????? any thoughts???

x Julie [sick in sydney]

Pinecone Camp said...

I'm sorry you're sick with the blasted flu, Julie. Looking forward to seeing more of your travel photos. I love the shot of the waterfront. Talented girl.
I just became a follower....actually, I thought I was. Ahh, blog world is new to me.
Get better soon!

Sahildeki Ev said...

Sorry about the flu. Hope you will feel better soon. Although they are very close to Turkey I havent been to Greek Islands except Mykonos. I think I am a rather strange traveller. I have travelled close to 1/3 of the world but I havent visited Italy and Spain as well as all the Greek islands yet..

Jane said...

Hi Julie
Your photos of Samos are beautiful. I look forward to seeing more. Travel, even vicariously, is wonderful!

Thank you for visiting with me today. I, too, love to watch the moon over the sea. St. Augustine...my refuge...is on the Atlantic. There we see the reflection of the rising moon. Glorious!
Hope you feel better SOON!
Jane (artfully graced)


Love the photo!! Greece is so beautiful!!

I hope you feel better soon ...


Drawn to The Sea said...

Poor dear, how terrible to have the flu in the spring, when every fiber in your body must be screaming "Go! Plant! Beach! Enjoy!"

I have to say I'm very impressed with your scanner artistry... the images you're creating are ethereal to the max. I feel like I'm looking into your dreams.


Brabourne Farm said...

Amazing photo! I've never been to Greece but after seeing your photos I think I'll have to add a visit to my very long list. Hope you're feeling better. Leigh

Carole said...

I hope you feel better soon...you work way too hard. I am happy you found your stash of pics though. Doesn't it drive ya nuts when you can find anything? I just recovered some from Brimfield but now I don't really need them.
Get some rest!
ps gee I almost forgot.....love the effect of this scene.. toooo cool!

abeachcottage said...

lovely jubbly


simon said...

get well soon! I bet a stint on one of those islands would do wonders in overcomming flus!

Word verification= shiprapd!


Oh, no, I hope you feel better soon. It must have been so much fun to find all those photos.

Barbara Jacksier said...

Thanks for being part of Waterside Wednesday. I can't wait to see more photos. So sorry to hear you caught my bug long distance. Hope it doesn't linger like mine.

koralee said...

Oh dear....please get better soon...hope my family didn't pass it all the way to you! Amazing image my friend!

Viera said...

I hope you are feeling much better soon.
Love Greece and love your photo

Unknown said...

Okay first I'm tackling Paris...but Greece and Italy are next on the list!!! So pretty! How's your week going? Good I hope :)

:) T

Unknown said...

I hope you get better soon, I think I need to pack my bags to keep you company He! he!

Helenna said...

Hope you'll feel better soon.

Helenna said...

Yes I would love to go there.... for the honeymoon we are yet to have! Instead, we've been inviting our lovely Greek friends over for cook-a-thons. Delish!
On another note, four years ago I had a cold - pure honey and lemon was very soothing...and sleep.
Good night Julie. Hope everything is better in the morning.

My Passport to Style said...

Hi this is my first visit so glad I popped by!You have created such a unique blog, I just wanted to thank-you for sharing your experiences over @ My Passport to Styles Dear Diary event, to raise awareness of cervical cancer.I wll be back! Sharon xxoo

Luiza said...

I wanted to thank you for all the wonderful and warming words you wrote to me, lately.
And Your comment on Jackies post... If yo only knew how much joy that brings me.

Your photos are great. I´ve never been to Greece , but I would love to go there.

Hope you will get well soon.

Have a wonderful evening.

Chemin des Muguets said...

Oh Poor Girl,

I do feel for you. I hope by the time you read this, you will be your old self. Flu ain't fun.

Saw the previews of the Amelia film-thought of you.

Get well quick.



Joan@anthinggoeshere said...

Oh, no. You don't have the flu...poor baby! Take good care of yourself!

Kalee said...

My parents just returned from sailing the Greek Isles and had the most wonderful time!

I hope that you feel better soon!

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Julie your blog is the only vacation I seem to get. The photo is surreal. I don't know how you do it but what a talent you have. I know I am repeating myself, but it is worthy saying once again.

Hope you are on the mend kiddo? My husband is sick with the flu as well. It is making the rounds in wide sweeping paths already. All the best to you Xx deb

Jennifer Beaudet said...

I'm so sorry to hear you got that nasty flu! I hope you fell better soon! I love your photographs by the way. This one looks almost like a watercolor painting,

Renée Finberg said...

these pics are BEAUTIFUL!!!


Animal Print Gal said...

You know I am from Greece, you can't imagine what kind of nostalgia you bring up! Greece is so magic! The air, the food, the sun, the water...