Blog launched: Sept 1, 2010

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Colchicum cupanii

IMG_4900HF [Colchicum cupanii]

Photographed on Mt. Hymittos on November 03, 2017

803_0703 [Colchicum cupanii]

Photographed on Mt. Hymittos on November 22, 2017

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Crocus cancellatus ssp. mazziaricus

IMG_4875 [Crocus cancellatus ssp. mazziaricus]

Perhaps the most common Crocus
in Central, Southern mainland Greece and in the Aegean islands.
Yet, so beautiful!

Interesting to note that no leaves are present at flowering time.
Photographed on Mt. Hymittos on November 03, 2017 

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Podarcis muralis - a portrait

300_5999 [Podarcis muralis - a portrait]

Photographed on Mt. Parnitha on September 05, 2017

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Crocus pallasii

803_653 [Crocus pallasii]
IMG_4938 [Crocus palassii]

This Autumn-flowering crocus grows from the Balkan Peninsula to West Iran but on the Greek territory - as far as I know - it can be found only on the islands of Chios and Lesvos. For some reason it also grows on one specific spot on Mt. Hymittos with its tepals being whitish rather than the commonly purple-lilac tepals of its “cousin” Crocus cartwrightianus [see here].

Both pictures were photographed on Mt. Hymittos on November 3, 2017.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Cyclamen graecum

803_0326 [Cyclamen graecum]

Photographed on Mt. Hymittos on October 10, 2017

IMG_4810 [Cyclamen graecum]

Photographed on Mt. Hymittos on October 23, 2017

IMG_0426 [Cyclame graecum]

Photographed in Lavrio on October 25, 2011

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Syntagma square

IMG_2539 [Syntagma square]

Having coffee at the roof garden of a five-storey building occasionally provides opportunities for extra, non-scheduled, activities like using your mobile phone for a snapshot. In this case, I found the view inviting for a panoramic shot of Syntagma square: the “Trade Mark” we could say of Athens, Greece. One can see exclusive hotels on the left and the Greek Parliament in the distance.

Photographed on July 6, 2016

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The same square photographed from the opposite side on a weekday afternoon, on September 21, 2013

Please click on the photos for a better view.