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November artist date

12.11.2011 On a glorious sunny afternoon I drove up to the abandoned Greek village of Sandima. It’s a place I love visiting as there is always something to photograph. High on the hillsides were vivid splashes of colour from the trees which are fast losing their leaves.

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sunlight streamed through the leaves on the trees
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dead thistles
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At the base of some rocks I found the tiny pink flowered wild cyclamen.

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Jays flew all around me. I found more of the giant agave plants that I had been searching for on my last artist date and they towered above me.

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I wandered through the ruins finding lots of interesting shots through empty windows and textures of peeling paint.

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A farmer carries a pail of water to his cows. He and his mother had been laying brushwood along the tops of the dry stone walls

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and another farmer and his donkey plod up the stony track
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citrus orchards in the valley below

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I think this is a tree mallow and it flowers late November/early December
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A few miscellaneous photos taken over the last couple of weeks.
A cobbled pattern in a garden that fronts on to the beach at Torba
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A bar/cafe/art gallery in Torba
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dried sunflower heads outside a cafe in Golkoy
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the secret cove at Golkoy
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Comments on: "November artist date" (4)

  1. Ah, another successful Artist Date. I have to schedule such an event for myself.

    Vi

  2. I am blown away AGAIN! You are so blessed to live in a land of such beauty.

  3. Wonderful. So much beauty. You have some really great shots here.

  4. How funny it is that I recently photographed some similar things like the dried thistle! These are wonderful. You are fortunate to live in a place that is so diverse.

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