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Beautiful Sky/Ομορφος Ουρανός

I rarely use filters for my photographs. I don’t really like the end result. I find the natural hues more beautiful , however sometimes a filter can enhance a photograph and make it more appealing.

Kites in the air.

Yesterday we celebrated ‘Clean Monday’ in Greece. The tradition is that we eat fish and fly kites. It is the beginning of the severe fasting leading up to Easter Sunday in May.

Iris/Ίρις

After the storms come the sunshine and the rainbows. In this case a cool double rainbow.

Brighter days will soon come..

Μετά τις καταιγίδες έρχεται ο ήλιος και τα ουράνια τόξα. Σε αυτήν την περίπτωση ένα διπλό ουράνιο τόξο.

Θα έρθουν σύντομα πιο φωτεινές μέρες ..

“Dare to love yourself
as if you were a rainbow
with gold at both ends.”
― Author-Poet Aberjhani, Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry

After the Storm/Μετά την Καταιγίδα

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It rained hard a few days ago, hail, cats and dogs! It’s very unusual for this time of year in Greece. I don’t mind the rain so much, just as long as there isn’t any severe flooding. But, since I get to capture this strange natural phenomena called a rainbow it’s all good 🙂

Έβρεξε πριν από λίγες ημέρες, χαλάζι, γάτες και σκυλιά! Είναι πολύ ασυνήθιστο για αυτή την εποχή του χρόνου στην Ελλάδα. Δεν με πειράζει η βροχή τόσο πολύ, ακριβώς εφ ‘όσον δεν υπάρχει σοβαρές πλημμύρες. Αλλά, δεδομένου ότι μπορώ να απαθανατίζω αυτό το παράξενο φυσικό φαινόμενα που ονομάζεται ουράνιο τόξο- όλα καλά τότε:)

Iris the Rainbow

My Full Rainbow

In ancient times, the rainbows was thought to link Heaven and Earth.  In many ancient cultures, rainbows symbolized  promises and they were signs or messages from above.  In modern times, people have to work harder to make ends meet, as a result people lose  focus from what is most important.  People ignore the beauty of nature. Scientific explanations have ruined our imaginations. There seems to be an explanation for everything. But, try as some may there will always be a sense of mystery around us.

In Greek mythology, Iris was the Goddess of the rainbow, and she was the messenger for the Goddess Hera. Everything in nature mattered to the ancients. Nothing was ignored.

http://www.theoi.com/Pontios/Iris.html

 

Iris

 

 

I love this song!!!