No30. Citrus paradise

Flat, long, crooked, french-style, thin, fleshy, pointed, aquiline, celestial, hawkish, broad, bulbous or snub…..regardless of its size and appearance, you should thank your nose for offering you the possibility to indulge in incredible scents in your surroundings, without having to spend a single cent. At least, if you live in a place like Cyprus. With … More No30. Citrus paradise

No27b. Orchiduary [The Sequel]

I’m “forced” to come back to yesterday’s theme, as I would like to be fair to the orchids and other flowers which graced my day with their presence, in yet another great, uphill-downhill-dressed-in-cloud-and-mist hike, this time above the village of L├ípithos/Lapta. *************** A bit of background history first: L├ípithos is one of Cyprus’ largest villages, … More No27b. Orchiduary [The Sequel]

No27. Orchiduary

O-rchi-du-a-ry [noun]: * a) The name given to the month of the year when Cypriot Orchids typically blossom. eg. January, February, Orchiduary… etc. b) The name given to the obituary of an Orchid following the completion of its blossoming period, eg. “Oh, the Daisies read a very touching orchiduary at the Orchids’ funeral yesterday“, said … More No27. Orchiduary

No24. LaLe Land

I can’t stress enough how beautiful Cyprus becomes in the spring! Knowing how the island heats and dries up in the summer, makes the experience of the colors, scents and sights of the spring season even more precious. Among the flowers that bloom in March are the Anemone Coronaria and the Tulipa Cypria, which in … More No24. LaLe Land

No2. Looking upwards

“What do you see when you look up!?” In Cyprus, it could be the blue sky, it could be the mountains, it could be ancient ruins, it could be beautiful Venetian balconies. Many times I wonder how flowers would respond to this question, if they had a human voice. I try to find answers using … More No2. Looking upwards