Photos of the day 2006

February

Orchid
Orchid
Chania harbour
Chania harbour
Chania harbour
Above Xylokskala
Gingilos
George Psychoundakis aka "The Cretan Runner" 1920 - 2006
Long term parking
The café above Xylokskala
The 'mountain' of Stavros, Akrotiri
The 'mountain' of Stavros, Akrotiri
Spring on Akrotiri
Southwest view from the summit of Psilafi
Climbing the summit of Spathi

March

The church of Agios Nikolaos in Splanzia, Chania
Tragopogon sinuatus
Chania harbour in winter
Ascending the western summit of Pachnes (2410m)
Ascending the western summit of Pachnes (2410m)
South view from the summit of Pachnes (2453m)
Wasp Ophrys or Ophrys tenthredinifera Willd.
Old houses on the sea front of Chania harbour
Escape!
The harbour of Chania
Goat's portrait
Goat's portrait
Church in Halepa, Chania
The bay of Agiofarango
Elafonisos
Juniper tree in Elafonisos
Dead (?) tree in Elafonisos
Seagull in Elafonisos
Elafonisos
Elafonisos
The monastery of Chryssoskalitisa
Presence in the window
Near Amoutsera in the southern White Mountains
Spring in Crete

April

The bay of Lissos
Roman graves in Lissos
The bay of Agia Roumeli from Sellouda
Cemetary of Polyrrinia
Jerusalem sage
Orchid (orchis italica)
Goat in Polyrrinia
Goats in Polyrrinia
Goats in Polyrrinia
On the summit of Pachnes
Flowering orange tree
Root of a shrub
Aethionema saxatile creticum (Burnt Candytuft)
Asphodeline lutea in Anopolis
Asphodeline lutea in Anopolis
Poppies in Anopolis
Dung beetles
Dracunculus vulgaris - now proven to be a carnivorous flower!
Erhard's wall lizard (Podarcis erhardii)
Lichen, rock and crystals

May

Crocus sieberi
On Pachnes
Paeonia clusii (White peony)
The village of Loutro
Broken pier in Loutro
Female agrimi (or kri-kri) in the gorge of Samaria
Dragon arum (Dracunculus vulgaris)
The path between Sweet Water beach and Hora Sfakion
Anchusa cespitosa
The gorge of Aradena
The bridge of Aradena seen from inside the gorge

June

Goats resting in the shade in the gorge of Aradena
Gingilos from the plateau of Omalos
E4 sign in Katsivelli
Verbascum macrurum and ikonostase
Assumption basilica in Lambini
In the gorge of Agios Antonios near Patsos
Shrine of Agios Antonios near Patsos
Petromarula pinnata  -  "Rock lettuce"
Verbascum arcturus
Verbascum arcturus
Field of anchusa cespitosa in Axlada
Agia Marina beach on a windy day
Anchusa cespitosa - a White Mountains endemic flower
Anchusa cespitosa - a White Mountains endemic flower
The valley north of Ammoutsera and Grias Soros
Grias Soros (left), Pavlia in front of it and Askifiotikos Soros to the right
Chania harbour early in the morning
Chania harbour early in the morning
The northern wall of the Venetian fortress in Rethymnon
The northern wall of the Venetian fortress in Rethymnon
The northern wall of the Venetian fortress in Rethymnon
The western wall of the Venetian fortress in Rethymnon
Chapel of Agios Theodoros Trikhinas in the Venetian fortress in Rethymnon
Public telephone by the Venetian fortress in Rethymnon
Ancient cypress tree in the mountains

July

Satureja alpina (formerly called Acinos alpinus) in the White Mountains
Sheep on snow in the Madares
Centaurea idaea
View towards the east of Paleochora
Sideritis syriaca - Cretan mountain tea
The sandy beach of Paleochora
In the White Mountains at sunset
Flowering thyme
Flowering thyme
Flowering thyme
Silene variegata
Ammoutsera in the White Mountains
The old shepherds path into the White Mountains
A cypress trunk in the mountains

August

Fresco in the Michael Archangelos Church in Aradena
In a Chania alley
In a Chania alley
Heatwave - My local beach in the afternoon
Sea daffodil (Pancratium maritimum)
Sea daffodil (Pancratium maritimum)
Campanula jacquinii
Campanula jacquinii
Campanula jacquinii
Dead cypress in the mountains
Marathi at sunrise

September

Rock and wood
Moon rising in Marathi
Chania sea front in the morning
An alley in Chania
A small fishing boat in Chania harbour
The newly restorated lighthouse of Chania
The newly restorated lighthouse of Chania
Budding sea squill (Urginea maritima)
Small pebbles at the water edge on the beach of Anidri
A very large bougainvillea in Kalyves
Sea squill (Urginea maritima) high above the gorge of Samaria
Prickly pears (Opuntia ficus-indica)
Arrival from Agia Roumeli and the gorge of Samaria
The ferry boat Daskalogiannis leaving Loutro

December

From the summit of Pachnes in December
Pachnes in December
From the summit of Pachnes on the 2nd of December
From the summit of Pachnes on the 2nd of December
Pachnes in December
In the White Mountains between Melidoni (Apokoronas) and Grias Soros
Cypress tree (cupressus sempervirens)
Abandoned tugboat in Souda harbour
The ferryboats Samaria and Daskalogiannis at rest in Souda
Kermes oak (Quercus coccifera)
Palm tree on the Souda sea front
New born goat and worried mum
Prisoners of the White Mountains
Fog on the plateau of Askyfou
Winter sunrise in Hora Sfakion
Fishing from the lighthouse of Chania
Chania old town
Old harbour of Chania
Detail of a fresco in the chapel of the Panagia near Spilia
Detail of a fresco in the chapel of Agios Stefanos
Detail of a fresco in the chapel of Agios Stefanos
Dried palm leaf
Stormy weather
Georgioupolis and the White Mountains
Agia Galini
Mountain village

 

 

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