Saturday, June 27, 2009

More flowers from my travels

Here are just a couple more pictures of flowers among Greek ruins. The first was found among a Byzantine era fortified city up on a high hill overlooking what used to be Sparta. I don't know what the name of the flower is:

And light purple color of this flower stands no chance against the blazing Aegean sun and a backdrop of the blue Mediterranean:

I've pulled back in this picture to show the blue water below. It's the Gulf of Argolis, part of the Mediterranean. This flower grew among the ruins of another fortification which sits high above the city of Nafplio right on the gulf. The city of Argos is nearby:


Ocean Girl said...

Wow. We normally do not pay attention to the little things during travel. This is what it means to stop and smell the flowers.

ICQB said...

Hi Ocean Girl!

Stop and smell... and take pictures!

joco said...

You're back!!

That picture alone was worth the trip!
And you found it and took it. amazong impact against that vast ocean. All on its own, so funny.

ICQB said...

Hi Jo!

Yes, I'm back! And as for the picture, it looks almost as if it can't be real - the colors, I mean. The color of the Mediterranean took my breath away every time I looked at it.