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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Galanthus reginae-olgae

803_3561 [Galanthus reginae-olgae]

This is one of the four Galanthus reginae-olgae known to exist [as far as I know] on Mt. Hymittos.

Photographed on October 31, 2018




Saturday, November 10, 2018

Symphoricarpos albus

IMG_5893 [Symphoricarpos albus]

Native to North America and much of Canada but also naturalized in many other countries. I have never seen it before in Greece. 

By the way, its name derives from Greek συν + φέρω + καρπούς meaning “bearing fruits together”. The picture above seems to justify this name.
 

Photographed on a hedge in a residential area on Mt. Vardusia on September 8, 2018



Saturday, November 3, 2018

Ipomoea [purpurea?]

 IMG_5891 [Ipomoea purpurea]

Ipomoea is the largest genus in the plant family Convolvulaceae with about 500 species. The flower above most probably belongs to the species of purpurea but I leave the exact identification to the experts.
 

With identification put aside, I believe no matter how you call the flower, its beauty remains unquestionable [imho].
 

It is said to have originated from Mexico and Central America but apparently has spread almost all over the world.
 

Photographed in a residential area on Mt. Vardousia on September 8, 2018



Saturday, October 27, 2018

Sternbergia lutea

803_3385 [Stembergia lutea]

803_3397 [Stembergia lutea]

Both photographed on Mt. Parnitha on October 11, 2018

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Spiranthes spiralis

_8013536 [Spiranthes spiralis]

IMG_6189 [Spiranthes spiralis]

Both photographed on Mt Hymittos on October 14, 2018

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Laetiporus sulphureus

_8013361 [Laetiporus sulphureus]


IMG_6047 [Laetiporous sulphureus]

This mushroom grows on tree trunks and branches.
In this case, it was found on a eucalyptus tree.
 

Photographed at Psichiko on October 02, 2018


Saturday, October 6, 2018

SNFCC: a first view

802_8693 [SNFCC Cultural Center]

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center [above] was opened to the public in 2017. It is a complex that houses the National Library of Greece, the Greek National Opera and many other facilities. It is a well-visited structure.

The picture above shows my own first sight of the Center while I was approaching it one early evening.
 

Photographed in Athens on April 23, 2017
 

Please click on the picture for a better view.