On flowers, cameras, travels, friends and other marvels of nature

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Xeranthemum annuum

Halka Bunar, central Bulgaria, June 25, 2010

Wisteria sinensis

Sofia, Bulgaria, May 6, 2009

Veronica persica

Sofia, Bulgaria, May 6, 2009

Verbascum undulatum


Areopagus hill, Athens, April 26, 2009

Verbascum sinuatum


Bratya Daskalovi, central Bulgaria July 10, 2010

Ancient Maroneia, Thrace, Greece, November 24, 2011

A beautiful summer evening at Bratya we 've been to the small river, which crosses the village, and took lots of flower pics with Maria, Dany and Katia.
For the last pic Kleopatra had to follow me on exploring ruins in ancient Maroneia, through bushes, rocks and thistles J.

Verbascum macrurum


Ancient Orchomenos, central Peloponnese, June 12, 2006

These beautiful mulleins adorned the ancient theater of Orchomenus, which I visited, during a detour on our way back from Agios Konstantinos to Athens, with Evi, Yorgos S. and Vasso.

Usnea barbata

Flambouritsa gorge, Mt. Cyllene, Peloponnese, October 30, 2011

Kilimanjaro Mt., Tanzania, Mars 1, 2009

Usnea is a genus of lichen growing on tree branches. The species barbata grows uniquely on dead trees. The second pic was taken after Mandara huts, at an altitude of appoximately 3000 m. 
On both expeditions (to Kili and to Cyllene) I've been with Andreas. The Kili team was completed by Kostas A. and Sofoklis, while the Cyllene team included also Dora, Gogo,Vasilis T., Lilian, George, Yannis K. and Ilias.

Urginea maritima (syn. Scilla maritima)


Antikyra, Corinthian gulf, December 24, 2011

Umbilicus horizontalis

Areopagus hill, Athens, April 26, 2010

Trigonella balansae

Acropolis North slope, Atehns, April 26, 2010

Tragopogon porrifolius

Acropolis North slope, Athens, April 26, 2010

Tordilium apulum (Mediterranean hartwort)

Antikyra, Corinthian gulf, Mars 13, 2010

Thapsia garganica



Pnyx hill, Athens, April 26, 2009