Beauty of nature

Sublime sunrise
Santorini, October 2009

It seems so hard to understand,
As I look across the land,
That all I view belongs to me…
I ought to take more time to see.







I’ve always believed there are rewards for those of us that rise early…

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Thank you to Lisa for sending in the first “respect” photo… written on the sands of North Avoca Beach, NSW Australia.

If you haven’t seen the post…you can read about my  “Respect” concept here !

You can visit Lisa here and read the inspirational story of Hillary and the Hills Angels !


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If you haven’t followed this blog for long and you are not aware of the “Santorini dreaming” short essays contest, then you may be missing out on a chance of a lifetime. The idea is simple… tell us in one thousand words or less what you would like to do, what you have always dreamed (or dreamt) of doing or what you have already done on Santorini. In short… tell us your dream holiday on Santorini or the dreamy holiday you have already spent here in the past. The winner gets to enjoy an incredible holiday here next year… made possible by the sponsors:  





There are over a million people that visit Santorini every year… but NONE of them ever experiences what the winners of this contest will experience next year.

There were a number of posts leading up to the Santorini Dreaming contest. I have compiled all of them on the Santorini Dreaming page… please visit and read about this opportunity to fulfil your Santorini dream.

You can click on the “Santorini Dreaming” page on the main menu or you can  click here !


5 responses to “Beauty of nature

  1. Hello hello! no i haven’t forgotten about the Santorini contest (i’m just a bit overwhelmed with work, our imminent removal to our new house in early november then my Xmas exhibition…well nothing really)
    but i’ll try just for the fun of participating!!

    ps: hope you’re feeling much better…

  2. Breathtaking sunrise… the sky and water reflection… gorgeous. My son is getting married next June… I would love to be able to send him and his lovely bride to you… great folks but do not think that fits into your contest rules… writing about a dream I would love to give to my son. Not sure what the respect photos are all about? Carol

  3. beautiful, beautiful photo’s. Thanks for the mention. Lisa x

  4. Caro Michael,

    Sublime is the word. Wil visit your “Respect post” later today. Enjoy your Oia sunrise and the festa di Ognissanti! Bacione, Ingrid in Umbria

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