“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience”.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Each year in June the flood festival, known as Kataklysmos*, is taking place in each coastal town of Cyprus, which is celebrated 50 days after Orthodox Easter on the day of the Holly Spirit.
It is an open-air fair with the stalls set up alongside the seashore selling crafts, toys, hygiene items, traditional food and sweets.
The most popular custom of the day of Kataklysmos is the throwing of water to one another. A custom we really enjoyed when we were younger.
*Cataclysm comes from the Greek word Kataklysmos which means “a deluge or flood.”
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The last time we visited Kakopetria – our favorite village as you know by now – we walked for the first time in the nature trail ‘Monopati tis Vateris’. It is located alongside the old town of Kakopetria and the river Klarios.
If you ever find yourself in this charming place, I highly recommend to walk the trail. It’s just a kilometer long with a breathtaking scenery. You can sit on the wooden benches that are placed in various locations, take in the wonderful surroundings and let your imagination run wild. Walking by the stream you can hear the sound of the running water, the tweeting of the birds and the loud song of the cicadas.
We really enjoyed our walk and the calming effect it had on us. Looking forward to going back soon.
There are always flowers for those who want to see them.– Henri Matisse
Let’s all celebrate the Earth Day by living on this earth with respect not just today but Everyday.
“Be the change you wish to see in this world.” – Gandhi
Keep in mind that for the rescue of our planet Earth, we all have a shared responsibility!
Happy Earth Day!
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Last week, while I was taking my daughter for a walk, I randomly noticed this small offshoot on our pecan tree so I rushed to grab my camera and take photos. At the same time I was playing peekaboo with my daughter to keep her occupied. We both enjoyed the activity!
I have to say, it is amazing how the same object looks so different if you shoot it at a different angle and perspective when combined with the lighting conditions, the direction of light, the background and your position.
I think that the photos above are a representative example. All of them were taken on the same day and time.
It’s really impressive that, this year our garden has more species of wildflowers than before, such as the Wild Garlic, Allium Ampeloprasum, Muscari Parviflorum, Gladiolus Italicus, Narcissus Tazetta, Cyclamen Persicum and, last but not least, this beautiful flower called Gynandriris Sisyrinchium.
Barbary Nut is the common name of Gynandriris Sisyrinchium (syn. Moraea Sisyrinchium) which is native to the Mediterranean region. The flowers don’t open unless the day is warm and often not until late afternoon and they do not last very long.
Don’t think that I became a flower expert all of a sudden. Quite recently, I found a book in my mom’s library called The Medical Flowers of Cyprus. It is a wealth of information about the flora of Cyprus, so finally I can gather information easier 🙂