Blog launched: Sept 1, 2010

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Arum italicum

8015130 [Arum italicum]

8015118 [Arum italicum]

Both photographed at Schinias on May 10, 2014


Sunday, May 25, 2014

The National Archaeological Museum in Athens

8012074-2 [National Archaeological Museum]

"The National Archaeological Museum [...] in Athens houses some of the most important artifacts from a variety of archaeological locations around Greece from prehistory to late antiquity. It is considered one of the great museums in the world and contains the richest collection of artifacts from Greek antiquity worldwide." Wiki

Photographed on January 18, 2014

A small sample of items exhibited in the museum will be posted soon.


Thursday, May 22, 2014

Hirundo rustica

DDD4557 [Hirundo rustica]
 

Photographed at Schinias on May 10, 2014


8014902 [Hirundo rustica]

Photographed on Mt. Hymittos on May 06, 2014

You can use the audio player below to listen to the bird if you like.


recording © Pamela C. Rasmussen
original recording modified by the blogger

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Pithya vulgaris


8012466 [Pithya vulgaris]

This "twin mushroom" was almost invisible in the dark shadow of a cypress when I noticed a small patch of sunlight moving towards the mushrooms. It soon lit them from behind and gave them this sweet peach-like color.
They are about 1 cm wide each.

Photographed on Mt. Hymittos on March 05, 2014

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Friday, May 16, 2014

Briza maxima

8013721 [Briza maxima]

Photographed at the foot of Mt. Hymittos on April 01, 2014.


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Monday, May 12, 2014

Tulipa hageri

8013852 [Tulipa hageri]

8013823 [Tulipa hageri]

Both photographed on Mt. Parnitha on April 09, 2014


Saturday, May 10, 2014

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Ophrys argolica

801_4323-3 [Ophrys argolica]


801_4317 [Ophrys argolica]

Both photographed on Mt. Hymittos on April 15, 2014

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Église de Saint-Germain-des-Prés

CCC_4457 [Saint-Germain]
The exterior: as seen from the square Saint-Germain-des-Prés


CCC_4451 [Siant-Germain]
The interior

Both photographed on August 12, 2011

The church was completed and consecrated in 558 A. D. It is considered to be the oldest church in Paris.
In one of its side chapels one can see the tomb of the French philosopher and mathematician Rene Descartes.

Thursday, May 1, 2014