Garden photography

Mellow Yellow/Κίτρινα Ανθη

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¨In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.” -Aristotle
“Σε όλα τα πράγματα στη φύση υπάρχει κάτι το θαυμαστό.” –Αριστοτέλης
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March Tradition/O Μάρτης

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Καλό μήνα!  Happy new month!

The red and white string in the photo is worn by Greeks and by people from Balkan countries during the month of March. It’s supposed to protect a person from getting sun burnt this month. The March sun can be deceptive; you don’t think it will burn you because it’s not summer yet, but it will. So a bit of sun screen coupled with this string would be a better idea.

At the end of the month the string is put on a rose bush so that the birds can take it and use it to make their nests.

Winter Oranges/ Χειμωνιάτικα Πορτοκάλια

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Make sure to get some vitamin C this cold/flu season A little raw garlic clove ingested with orange juice in another trick to keep the germs at bay.

Να κατανλωνετε βιτανιμνη C για να αποφευγετε το κρυολογημα και τη γριπη.  Λιγο ωμο σκορδο συνοδευμενο με πορτοκαλαδα θα κρατησουν τα μικροβια μακρια.

Nature’s Tears/Τα Δακρυα της Φυσης

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“All things share the same breath-the beast, the tree, the man…the air shares its spirit with all life it supports”. – Chief Seattle, Duwamish Tribe

Climate change is happening, humans are causing it, and I think this perhaps the most serious environmental issue facing us.” – Bill Nye (the Science guy)

 

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Frosty Rose/ Παγωμενο Τριανταφυλλο

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A ‘cool’ photo of a rose kissing snow (love this shade of pink) with a two layered background, rose stems and bokeh. I didn’t expect a good result from this shot.  Photography is magic 😉

Ένα τριαντάφυλλο που φιλάει το χιόνι. Λατρεύω αυτή τη σκιά του ροζ. Με δύο στρώματα φόντου,  τριαντάφυλλα και bokeh. Δεν περίμενα ένα καλό αποτέλεσμα από αυτό το πλάνο. Η φωτογραφία είναι μαγική 😉

Happy 2019!/ Ευτυχισμένο το 2019

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Happy New Year! May the new year bless everyone with love, good health, and prosperity.

It was a very rainy and windy New years eve here in Athens, but the weather didn’t stop the beautiful fireworks display from happening all over the city.

I am very glad to let 2018 go as it was a very challenging year for, not only myself, but for the whole world.  I am so thankful for this blog as it has helped me remain motivated and focused on my creative pursuits. Thank goodness for creativity!

The world can seem so dark,and life can be such a disappointment sometimes; people can be so cruel, but the beauty of art and nature balances it all out.

Stay strong no matter what the new year may bring. 🙂