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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.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Biarum tenuifolium ssp. abbreviatum

803_0463 [Biarum tenuifolium ssp. abbreviatum]

Photographed on Filopappou Hill in Athens on October 12, 2017

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Spiranthes spiralis

803_0349 HF6 [Spiranthes spiralis]

Photographed on Mt. Hymittos on October 10, 2017

AAA4448 [Spiranthes spiralis]

A close up shot of a different plant showing flower details.

Photographed in Lavrio a couple of years ago.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Saturday, October 7, 2017