Happy new month / September 2022

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I had a busy day today, which included a visit to the nearby town for shopping supplies, a dead laptop (probably a hard disk failure) and a van that should have been ready to hit the road as a camper, months ago and can't wait any longer. But apart from all that it is also the first of September. And as I do for years now, even before I start my blog here, I take a few pictures on the first day of every month and offer them as photographic wishes to my friends! This time I grabbed my camera as the sun was setting but fortunately there was still enough light for a short photo-walk in the village.

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For those that don't know me, let me remind you that I live in a very small village of around 100 residents, at the Greek island of Crete. So when I get out of my house for a walk I see a scenery that most of the other Greeks see only during their holidays. Small stone-built houses on the verge of abandonment, narrow roads and flower pots at every available spot are part of our daily routine. And of course cats, lots of cats :)

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During August the village was much more lively with a lot of visitors, mainly people that have origin from here but live in a city and a few tourists. But now most of them are gone and only a few signs like this forgotten curtain, remind their presence.

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September may arrived but the summer is still here and as a friend says this is the best part of it! The heat is much more mild, the tourists much less and more quiet than the ones of August and the beaches uncrowded and available :)

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This is my (again late) contribution to #wednesdaywalk challenge, hosted by @tattoodjay while the first picture is my entry to the weekly competition of @qurator Photo Quest/Frame in Frame.

Have a wonderful September no matter what!

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All the pictures and the words are mine.

Thank you for reading and if you want to know more about me you can check out my introduction post.

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September is here, but summer is still felt, right?
Oh, the kitties 😇
I really like those old doors and windows, it's a romantic touch to the village :D

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It is definitely feeling like summer :)
Only the shorter days remind us that we are changing season!

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You got such awesome shots I would be hard pressed to pick a favorite i love them all

Thanks for joining Wednesday Walk :), I truly enjoy exploring the world virtually each Wednesday seeing walks from all around the globe and feeling I am there and experiencing it all myself, such as I did in your post just now :)

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Happy September to you too. What a great walk around the town.

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I don't even know where to start...
I like your idea of photographing at the beginning of each month. In time you'll be able to look back on the passage of time, months, and years just from the images... Maybe a calendar or more.

I have loved summer since childhood but now I prefer September too. I've had three wonderful September so far in the three years I've been in Greece, in Thassos. Last time in 2019, haven't made it since. This year I was sure I would go again but I was wrong..., health, car, money, all of that played with us.

Your photos of the village are amazing! I love them all, I love the nostalgia your subjects give off. The houses, the flowers, the details.

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Thank you very much for your kind words!
You are kind of a prophet too :) I was just asked to give 12 of those pictures for a 2023 calendar!
I hope you'll have many more wonderful trips to Thassos and it will always be as nice as you remember it!

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With pleasure!
I'm very glad to hear that! It wasn't a prophecy, it was an observation dictated by something I really like coming from your philosophers. The logic! You have such good photos that "logically" they should be used in a calendar or to promote tourism in Greece. Not that there is any need for promotion...

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I think the photo of Sunset is perfect in terms of perspective, between the light and a few leaves to decorate, as well as the other photos that are amazing shots of you.

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Thank you very much, I am happy you enjoyed them :)

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Thanks for sharing. I really like all of your photos. They're so beautiful, they look like a good story.​😊

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Oh what lovely pictures. Sweet September. It is the best month I think. The tourists pause where I am in September too, and the streets are so peaceful. And there is something about the beginning of autumn, which for some reason always feels more like a new beginning than all the other seasons. Happy September :)

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Thank you very much @ginnyannette !
Hopefully September will make good for a rather introvert Summer and I most definitely feel that a new chapter is beginning :)

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