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Not far from home/Typical view at lake Vistonis

Rare species not far from the center of home town XANTHI


They were built long time ago by excellent craftsmen and are dotted around in the mountain to get people together

From 200m….to 1000m

Nature …..on holidays. Chalkidiki – Ouranoupolis

Chalkidiki – Mount Athos(the holy mountain)

Back home.
This rose (rosa centifolia sps centifolia)
comes from my G.mom and the mother plant is about 70 years old.

..resting in electric wire/ bee eater just out of home

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i like the bird pics, are the big ones pelicans? You live in a lovely country Bik:-))

24 May, 2012

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I have to check my blog again

24 May, 2012

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they are ''argiropelekanoi''=grey-silver pelecans
dont know excact latin name.

24 May, 2012

 

its so beautiful where you live! im jealous!

25 May, 2012

 

What a glorious blog. I loved the house with terraces of vegetables I suppose they are. I do like the white flowers in photos 14 and 15. Do you know the name of them?

31 May, 2012

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thanks a lot Scotsgran
Yes they are vegetables!! Monks are specialists.
The white flowers are PANCRATIUM MARITIMUM(SAND LILY) or SEE DAFODIL.
Extremely fragrant

1 Jun, 2012

 

thank you. It is a very interesting plant.

1 Jun, 2012

 

You are blessed Bik...you live in the very beautiful part of the world.

1 Jul, 2012

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thanks Cmillia.

2 Jul, 2012

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Camillia!!!

2 Jul, 2012

 

Yes!!!

2 Jul, 2012

 

Hi Bik. How could I miss this wonderful blog? Was is Agis Panteleimon or Axion Estin - the ship on the photo? What a beautiful view into monastery, where I could never come, cause am a woman :)) You know, that Holy place was many centuries called also "Garden of virgin"? I am curious, why?
:))
Lovely photos.

3 Aug, 2012

 

Love this blog, especially the views of Ouranopoulis.
We visited there one year on a trip out to view Mount Athos. How wonderful to see the photos of the monks & the monasteries so close.
We were staying on the Chalkidiki peninsula that year - beautiful all round.

4 Aug, 2012

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I used to work in a yought belonged to Eagles palace hotel
in 1990-91

7 Aug, 2012

 

We stayed at Kassandra Palace, I think that was the name, it was in 1983 when we went there!

7 Aug, 2012

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yes this is in the south ''leg'' of chalkidiki.

7 Aug, 2012

 

Rosa centifolia is great, Bik. Does it have any fragrance?

7 Aug, 2012

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the best in fragrance

7 Aug, 2012

 

So that´s the rose about which I read! They are rare here. Maybe in France not so far.

7 Aug, 2012

 

I think the white flowers (PANCRATIUM MARITIMUM(SAND LILY) or SEE DAFODIL) are the ones we used to see a lot in the northern part of Corfu on holidays. I wish we could grow them here. I remember them smelling so beautiful.
Especially around Agios Spyridon & Antinioti lake.
Beautiful spot, but lot more tourists when we went there in 2009, than when we went in the 1980s!
All these quiet little places get too well known, then they get crowds!!
We are a touristy village here in the Cotswolds in England & the village gets packed in the summer & there are still quite a lot of visitors all year round too!!

7 Aug, 2012

 

I like you have protected it for generations.

7 Aug, 2012

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you see, same thing everywhere Shirl.

8 Aug, 2012

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Last years Im trying to multiply by using cuttings Katarina just to preserve the species.
I give them to friends or people who like roses much.

8 Aug, 2012

 

It is a pity Greece is so far. I would like to get this Rosa gallica. It is very precious now. It is very old sort.

8 Aug, 2012

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perhaps Ill try to send you a small cutting some time.!

8 Aug, 2012

 

Thank you. Sent you PM.

8 Aug, 2012

 

The rosa centifolia is so beautiful, reminds me of a jellyfish. I too pity that Greece is so far away, but perhaps, one day I will visit

28 Aug, 2012

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you are welcome :)

29 Aug, 2012

 

Hello Bik, I missed this blog and I like it very much. You have an artistic eye. Some of the pictures are interesting and some very beautiful. I like them all.

We go to Mexico for winter (every year) and there on Lake Chapala (near Guadalajara) they have lots of white pelicans . What a beautiful sight.

Thank you for posting.

6 Nov, 2012

 

Some lovely photos of my favourite holiday destination - Greece -
Chalkidiki photos bring back some lovely memories.Thanks Bik.
efcharisto para poli.

6 Nov, 2012

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thanks on your comment Klahanie, Im glad you like it.
Parakalo shirlwhirl :) Im going to ouranoypolis next weekend(10-11/11/12). In fact into a monastry(xenofontos monastry) for two days.

7 Nov, 2012

 

perfect view :-OO

24 Nov, 2012

 

Wonderful blog Bik. The Pictures are really good. A blessed place to live, with such pretty nature. I also liked the terraces, and I guess the view of the ocean is something really nice.

25 Nov, 2012

 

Well!What fantastic photos.Makes me want to visit.

2 Dec, 2012

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you are welcome!!

2 Dec, 2012

 

Pancratium maritimum is on offer in our Scottish Rock Garden Club seed distribution catalogue. I am hoping I will be lucky and get some seed or maybe bulbs. I have been reading about it and it should be hardy here. Giving it some real sea salt water once a month seems to be the prime requirement. I'll let you know if I am successful.

2 Dec, 2012

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thanks scotsgran. Im looking forward for you to let me know.

3 Dec, 2012

 

Another lovely blog Bik :o)

12 Dec, 2012

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thanks Annella

12 Dec, 2012

 

Love the photos. I want to go back to Greece. Did I tell you that my husband's Aunt Ethel Beer started one of the Day Nurseries in Greece. She was an ardent feminist and of course, thought Moms should be able to work, or some-times had to work. She adored Greece and went every year for many years. Most of her friends were Greeks. How far is this island from Athens?

9 Jan, 2013

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peninsula of Chalkidiki is about 500km from Athens.

11 Jan, 2013

 

I will visit your country one day Bik, very inspirational.

19 Feb, 2013

 

Hi Bik I got some seed and an assurance that I should be able to raise plants using a tried and tested method given me by a fellow club member. I had already researched how to sow and grow the seeds and have 3 different methods. I will grow a sample of each in the house and the duplicate in the cold greenhouse. I will keep you updated but I have been told it might be three years before I get flowers.

20 Feb, 2013

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what seeds?

20 Feb, 2013

 

Sorry Pancratium maritima seeds.

20 Feb, 2013

 

What a beautiful place. Love the houses high up looking over the water. And the flowers are very beautiful. Awesome country. Do you live there?

20 Apr, 2013

 

Hi Bik, I have successfully managed to get 6 seedlings from my Pancratium maratimum seeds. The roots are already growing through the bottom of the pots so I will need to move them from 10cm deep pots to something much deeper. I had never heard of them before you posted this blog so again thank you for sharing.

21 Apr, 2013

 

Thankyou for the tour...a beautiful spot indeed.

1 Jun, 2013

 

I know I'm late looking at this blog, but I'm so glad I found it. Fantastic photos Bik, you should work for the Tourist Board:-))

18 Jul, 2013

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