Month: May 2021

Gazanias/Γκαζανία

I love the sunny gazania flower, and I make sure to add it to my garden every year. It is native to South Africa and is named after the 15th century Greek-Italian scholar Theodorus of Gaza. It needs full sun and can handle drought conditions-perfect for Athenian summers and is very low maintenance.

Λατρεύω το ηλιόλουστο λουλούδι Γκαζανία, και φροντίζω να το προσθέτω στον κήπο μου κάθε χρόνο. Είναι εγγενές στη Νότια Αφρική και πήρε το όνομά του από τον Ελληνο-Ιταλό μελετητή του 15ου αιώνα Θεόδωρος της Γάζας. Χρειάζεται πλήρη ήλιο και μπορεί να χειριστεί τις συνθήκες ξηρασίας-ιδανικό για τα αθηναϊκά καλοκαίρια και δεν θελει πολύ συντήρηση.

No Restrictions/Χωρίς περιορισμούς

The lock down measures are slowly lifting in Greece and the rest of Europe. The cases are still high though so we are not out of the clear yet. People are understandably restless after a year of lock downs, but caution is still needed.

So in the time of loosening of restrictions I found the perfect time to fracture my right shoulder after a terrible fall. It’s been a week and I feel that I will have speedy recovery. As a result of my accident I wasn’t able to take the photographs that I would normally take this time of year. I will be publishing photographs that I have on file ready to be published.

In this terrible time of fear, negativity, sickness, and anger etc. etc. Ignore the naysayers and fearmongers and stay positive, take care of yourselves and believe in your recovery (whatever may be ailing you) and in the future. 🙂

Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.”-Dr Steve Maraboli