Snow in Zagori, quite a lot actually!
In less than 10 hours more than 70cm of snow accumulated in Zagori covering everything from houses, bridges, roads, trees! Further more, temperatures dropped to -15°C …
Skaros, a traditional Greek folklore song from Epirus that is a hymn to nature
The song “Skaros” is one the few examples in Greek folklore music where through mimicking the sounds of nature, the “soul” of the Epirotic pastoral landscape is condensed and reconstituted through this unique and exemplary music. What “Skaros” song describes so eloquently and emotionally is…
Snow covers Zagori
These photographs were taken during the morning of January the 11th, 2017.
Winter pastel colours in Zagori
Just before sunset, with the temperature around -2°C and dropping rapidly, the colours on Mt. Tymphe and the sky presented a spectacular view! P.S. No photoshop done on image!
More snow in Zagori
Some more pictures with the snow covered landscape in the Zagori region. The above peak is Tsouka Rossa above the villages of Heliochori & Brysochori.
At last … snow
After heavy thunderstorms, floods, extremely low temperatures, snow is welcome in the region of Zagori. The photograph is of the plain of Soudena in central Zagori, close to the villages of Elafotopos, Ano Pedina and Kato Pedina.
Cichorium intybus – Asteraceae
Greek: αγριοράδικο, πικροράδικο, πικραλίδα Cichorium intybus, is a somewhat woody, perennial herbaceous plant usually with bright blue flowers, rarely white or pink. Cichorium intybus has a long tradition of use globally. Historically, chicory was grown by the ancient Egyptians as a medicinal plant, coffee…
Greek: κρόκος Crocus is a genus in the family Iridaceae. Saffron Crocus bears up to four flowers, each with three vivid crimson stigmas, which are the distal end of a carpel. Together with the styles, or stalks that connect the stigmas to their host plant,…
Greek: Τσουκνίδα Urtica urens, a herbaceous annual plant species of the genus Urtica that abounds in the mountainous region of Zagori in Northern Greece. It can be found almost everywhere, by the paths, treks, gardens, meadows … Urtica urens, commonly known as annual nettle, dwarf…