Black & white photography

The Bridge/Η ΓΕΦΥΡΑ

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Καλό μήνα! (Kalo Mena) translates to ‘happy first day of the month’ as we like to say in Greece.

A different perspective of the Corinth canal bridge. Not sure why there are plastic bags there!

Μια διαφορετική προοπτική της γέφυρας του καναλιού της Κορίνθου. Δεν είμαι σίγουρη γιατί υπάρχουν πλαστικές σακούλες εκεί!

 

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November Rain

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The month of November has long been the rainiest month in Greece. But, the rare ‘medicane’ (mediterranean + hurricane) that enveloped Greece this past Wednesday brought catastrophic flooding that took the lives of 21+ people, (many more have not been accounted for), and hundreds of people have been left homeless. This is the worst flooding Athens has seen in decades and it has left the country in a state of shock.

Global natural disasters are increasing by the day and whatever the cause, that fact is that we live in an unstable planet. Like our ancestors we have to adapt to the changes and continue to rebuild again. My sympathies and condolences to anyone who has lost someone to anyone who has lost a loved one the flooding, earthquakes and fires in recent times.

 

It’s About Thyme/Θυμαρι

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Macro shot of a thyme plant in my garden

Thyme is a great plant to have it can be used to treat an ailing cough or sore throat by consuming it as a tea. Another use is as a mosquito repellant, just rub the plant in between your palms to release the oils. Thyme has a lot of  vitamin A and C and when used in your favourite dish it has been proven to lower blood pressure. Also, thyme has antibacterial properties and can be used to fight acne. There are much more uses and that’s what I love about botanicals.

Many Crosses to Bear

greekbiblequotes3I have no laurels

to sit on

so I’ll count my losses

and carry gold crosses

I will win this war.

 “And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me.” Matthew 10:38

καὶ ὃς οὐ λαμβάνει τὸν σταυρὸν αὐτοῦ καὶ ἀκολουθεῖ ὀπίσω μου, οὐκ ἔστιν μου ἄξιος.”  ΚΑΤΑ ΜΑΤΘΑΙΟΝ 10:38