terrestrial creature or Asterix’ s cousin? Actually it’s a flower. It
has a total length of less than 2 cm and is one of the most distinctive
ophrys flowering in Greece. Its name “speculum” (= “Mirror” in Latin),
describes the bluish, shiny part of the flower’s lip.
pictures of Ophrys are to be posted when Ophrys start to appear on the
ground. This one is posted out of turn and dedicated to my German friend
F.E. as compensation for his patiently waiting for pictures of orchids.
“Courage, dear F., time flies, so pictures of orchids are on the way!”