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Married to the lovely Geoffrey, my soulmate. I have two fantastic big kids,both married, whom I love and miss every day I'm not with them, but I know they're living and loving their lives and we make up for time when we get together.I now have three granddaughters too...

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

This is What Crete is Famous for...........3

All along the lanes there's an abundance of sage and broom.

The black pipe you can see now and again is the watering system used for the olive groves, we are in the open countryside.
A cistus endemic to Crete.
There's no words needed really, the blooms speak for themselves.
Fields of gladioli
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10 comments:

TIGGYWINKLE said...

It must be magical there at the moment, and so interesting watching out for treasures and taking photos. It is such a beautiful country. We had a great holiday there some years ago. You lucky thing living there.

Judith said...

I took some photos the same as yours on the way home from the gardening club, only mine didn't come out right. Wrong setting. They do look lovely though.

Linda said...

They are all beautiful Jude.... I'm closing my eyes and imagining I'm there; this must be a wonderful time to be in Crete. (Thinking about Sissi for a future holiday - or Milatos???)
Linda x

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

More beauty. the one flower looks almost like crape paper. Lovely all of it.

bethan said...

And now you are making flowers out of pink tissue paper and sticking them on green sticks. Very naughty Mother.

Maddie Grigg said...

How beautiful. Most holidaymakers must miss this so, thankfully, you can enjoy it in relative peace. I am longing for the day when Mr Grigg and I are living permanently in the Ionian. We may sail over to see you!

Blu said...

Thanks for sharing these little gems. I love Crete in the springtime...ahhh.

St Ives Birds & Photo Journal said...

We've got many of those flowers here too, even the Orchids. They are probably even rarer here but better protected no doubt.
We only get Cistus in the garden though.
Cornwall has a different set of Orchids as the soil is quite acidic. We have Early purple, Marsh spotted and Spotted. For some reason there are Bee and Pyramidal orchids growing by the side of the road at the Old Quay House at Hayle, they are normally species of chalk grassland.

Carol said...

Jude stunning pics.

Kitty said...

Wow ... that 'pipe' flower is amazing - I've never seen nor heard of it before. How lovely that you found one. My other favourite is the pink poppy - so beautiful.