Blog launched: Sept 1, 2010

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Ophrys argolica

300_6288 [Ophrys argolica]



300_6288 [Ophrys argolica]

A magnified section of the picture at the top
 

Photographed on Mt. Hymittos on April 14, 2018



Saturday, April 14, 2018

Tulipa hageri


300_6223 [Tulipa hageri]


300_6240 [Tulipa hageri]

Please click on the picture for a better view.

Both photographed on Mt. Parnitha on April 12, 2018

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Up there on the mountain…

CCC_9292 [Up there on the mountain]

It was in the hot month of August when a friend of mine and I set out early in the morning to explore the mountainous area not far from the historic town of Karavrita in high hopes that, besides exploring the area, we might find a spot of photographic interest. Indeed, in the middle of the day we found this chapel standing on a high hill and overlooking a beautiful gorge below. Perhaps not of much interest to my blog viewer today but when I saw it, it triggered emotions to the blogger. It reminded me of a little song that all of us - children at Elementary school - had to learn and chant about 70 years ago [Yes, the number is correct!] I can still recite or chant it as easily as 70 years ago.
For some reason, I feel urged to remind
my Greek friends of that song [in its original form] and also to render it in simple, non-poetic, English for the sake of my non-Greek visitors who might want to have a better understanding of the blogger's emotions triggered by the chapel.



CCC_9292 [the song]


Χριστός Ανέστη!
Χρόνια Πολλά!

 

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Onosma frutescens

300_5876 [Onosma frutescence]

A close up of Onosma frutescence



See also below for a wider view of the plant.
 
300_5870 [Onosma frutescence]

Both photographed on Mt. Hymittos on April 19 2017


Saturday, March 24, 2018

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Anemone coronaria

803_0889 [Anemone coronaria]

Anemone coronaria comes in a multitude of colors; almost in every shade of red, white, pink, blue, violet, etc. The color above, fairly unusual to my eyes, attracted my attention, so I thought I should share it with you.

Photographed on Mt. Hymittos on January 12, 2018.jpg




Anemone coronaria var. phoenica

CCC_6204 [Anemone coronaria var. phoenica]


Photographed on Mt. Poikilo on March 09, 2012