Friday, February 22, 2013

Only in Cyprus

An expression used by Cypriots about Cypriot ways of doing things. Bit ironically. It isn't unusual however to see cars parked in weard places, signs with astonishing information, pickup trucks loaded oddly, and so on. Last year I saw a large television being thrown out of a car, while moving. Outside the fence of the neighbors backyard. As if it would disappear from there by itself. Sometimes it really is a useful expression for sure.

I am referring to something else here though. Orchids, these wonderful mystic vegetable creatures . Last weekend I finally discovered a bunch in the wild. At Akrotiri where we sometimes go for a walk or picnic. Some of them endemic, meaning they only exist in Cyprus.

Say hello to this Cypriot exclusive orchid: Ophrys argolica ssp elegans, or Argolian bee-orchid.
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There will be more orchids in the following posts, new acquaintances with lovely characters.


Mikaela said...

How beautiful!

Elena said...

I particularly like the first pic. Looks like there are tiny birds sitting on top of the flowers.