A Walk in the Grounds of an old Venetian Castle, Pylos, Greece

On a hot, dusty day in early June I visited a beautiful, old castle that looked out onto the Meditereanian from Pylos on the Greek coast. Wildflowers were everywhere and I took many photographs as I walked through the ruins.

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Clusters of deep pink Convolvulus 

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Wild Caper

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The capers grow in clumps on the castle walls 

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Yellow Thistles

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Many Mullen plants scattered in the open spaces

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A blue butterfly

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And large numbers of the strange and delicate Thread-wing Antlions on Lacecaps

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Not sure what kind of butterfly this is below

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Wild Sage – smelt wonderful

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Chicory

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Looking out over the ocean from the castle ruins

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8 Responses to A Walk in the Grounds of an old Venetian Castle, Pylos, Greece

  1. Linda Rockwell says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  2. Reblogged this on NaturalistNotebook and commented:

    Remembering this wonderful day in Pylos

  3. Beth says:

    Hi Nigella,
    What beautiful memories and photos of Greece! I especially love the photo of the antlions and also the delicate capers. I will visit this post again, when the northern winter sets in this year, to remember such vibrant growth and beauty!
    Beth

  4. I never see Convolvulus dorycnium, it is pretty!

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