Thursday, 26 November 2015


Centaurea cineraria, the velvet centaurea, is also known as "dusty miller" and "silver dust". It is a small plant in the family Asteraceae and originates from the Island of Capraia in Italy, where it is called fiordaliso delle scogliere. The mature plants will grow from 15 cm to 60 cm. Depending on climate, it can be grown as either an annual or as a perennial.

They prefer full sun, but will tolerate light shade, and also prefers average to rich well-drained soil. Centaurea cineraria will produce small white, yellow flowers in summer, but these are usually trimmed because the plant is normally grown as foliage. The form with the mauve flowers illustrated here, resembles a little the cornflower (Centaurea cyaneus). It is Centaurea cineraria subsp. cineraria.

This post is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme.

Tuesday, 24 November 2015


Katherine Gorge, a deep gorge carved through ancient sandstone by the Katherine River, is the central attraction of the Nitmiluk National Park is in the Northern Territory of Australia, 244 km southeast of Darwin. Katherine Gorge is made up of thirteen gorges, with rapids and falls, and follow the Katherine River, which begins in Kakadu.

During the Dry, roughly from April to October, the Katherine Gorge waters are placid in most spots and ideal for swimming and canoeing. There may be freshwater crocodiles in most parts of the river, as they nest along the banks, but they are harmless to humans. Saltwater crocodiles regularly enter the river during the wet season, when the water levels are very high, and are subsequently removed and returned to the lower levels at the onset of the dry season. Thus, swimming in the wet season is prohibited. Cruises of various lengths go as far as the fifth gorge.

This post is part of the  Our World Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Ruby Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Trees & Bushes meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Travel Tuesday meme.

Thursday, 19 November 2015


Dianthus is a member of the pink (Caryophyllaceae) family, and consists of around 300 species of tufting or spreading perennials that are mainly found in Eurasia. With rather grassy grayish to blue-green foliage and attractive flowers with a signature clove-like fragrance, these plants are popular with gardeners and have been grown for centuries. Numerous cultivars have been raised, and these are separated into two groups: annual bedding dianthus and perennial dianthus, the latter group being further divided into border carnations, perpetual-flowering carnations, and pinks. They are commonly known as pinks, which rather than alluding to the predominant flower color, refers to their zigzag-edged petals, which appear to have been trimmed with pinking shears.

This post is part of the Floral Friday Fotos meme.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015


Alonnisos (Greek: Αλόννησος), is a Greek island in the Aegean Sea. After Skiathos and Skopelos it is the third member of the Northern Sporades. It is 3 km E of the island of Skopelos. Alonnisos is also the name of a village on the island, as well as the municipality that encompasses the island and the village.The village of Alonnisos is located on the southern part of the island. It is locally known as Chora. The main port of the island is located in the southeast and is called Patitiri. There is ferry and hydrofoil service from Patitiri to Volos, Agios Konstantinos, and Thessaloniki on the mainland and to the islands of Skiathos, Skopelos and Skyros. The bay at the southern end of the island is also called Alonnisos.

This post is part of the Travel Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Wednesday Waters meme,
and also part of the Waterworld Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Outdoor Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme,
and also part of the ABC Wednesday meme.

Monday, 16 November 2015

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Monday, 9 November 2015