Garden photography

Gladiolus Flower/γλαδιόλα

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The beautiful gladiolus flower takes 60 days to bloom, but it is well worth the wait. 🙂

Το όμορφο λουλούδι γλαδιόλες διαρκεί 60 ημέρες για να ανθίσει, αλλά είναι καλά αξίζει η αναμονή. 🙂

Elusive/Απιαστος

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My beautiful lilium bloomed again this year.

 

Secrets never revealed in the light of day

Hidden, too frightened to come out to play

too slow to burn

too fast to catch

Too shadowy to be your object

to aim and strike at

 I remain with a watchful eye

like a creature in the night

Watching the bright stars fall and fade away

Smile in the grey shade

Resilience is the key to the dream.

 

 

 

 

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 😉