Saturday, 23 June 2012

Home Sweet Home

Croatia has some distinctly positive features.

One of them is the climate!

This first shot shows the amazing view right out my sister's front door.  She and her husband have purchased a stone house in Istria and go twice a year to relax and enjoy the amazing things Croatia has to offer.

Along the flagstone terrace, there is an outdoor  fireplace which can be used for most of the year.  Just steps from the front door, it was a lovely place to sip tea in the morning sunshine.  It is such a relaxing spot!  Rosemary, roses, almond trees - treats for every sense, all add to the ambiance.

 One highlight of the day was always a stroll to the nearest village, along a stone fence-lined curving road.  In the spring, the acacias are in full sweet bloom, perfuming the air with their aroma.  In the fall, the views of the multi-coloured leaves through the trees, rolling hills, and homes nestled in copses of  brightly glazed forest were among the sweet sights.

This shot gives an idea of the rolling hills and beautiful roadways in the area.  Tiny fields of barley, vegetables, and vineyards dot the route.  To a prairie farm girl, the fields looked like play plots!

In all the time I was visiting this charming area, we were never more than 50 miles from 'home sweet home', my sister's delightful house.  There was so much to see and do every day, we were always busy - but as there is a surprising adventure around every corner, we never had to venture far to find it!



15 comments:

  1. Your sister must feel like she's in Haven when she's there. These picture show an amazing area!

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  2. Absolutely beautiful. It's a shame that Croatia is advertised as much as at probably should be.

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    1. Anyone who has been there can't stop raving. It is so lovely, and has such a wonderful relaxed pace...

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  3. Your sister has a really beautiful garden!!!

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    1. She sure does! thanks for stopping by!

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  4. it is indeed a really delightful place to be and to relax :)

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    1. IT was such a lovely adventure! Thanks for stopping by, Magda!

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  5. Sadly, something on my computer security is set so I can't see the pics..Have to figure it out. I forwarded your blog to my friend Maria. She is hoping to visit Croatia next summer.

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    1. How fun! Wish I could sneak into her suitcase... If she wants any info, if I can help, I'd be glad to!

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  8. Hello! I love the photos of nature! It looks so good! I can't wait to go cycling this summer with my friend and enjoy all these beauties! :D

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    1. I hope you can get out there and enjoy all that the world has to offer!! It is truly a beautiful place...

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  9. You have beautifully introduced a wonderful place. In particular, I liked this part : "In the spring, the acacias are in full sweet bloom, perfuming the air with their aroma. In the fall, the views of the multi-coloured leaves through the trees, rolling hills, and homes nestled in copses of brightly glazed forest were among the sweet sights."
    MashaAllah

    Best Wishes

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  10. wow its very beautiful place which you mention in your post. really want to visit that place.

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