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Halcyon Days...

Halcyon Days...

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DIMITRIOS TSAKIRIS


Pro Member, THESSALONIKI

Halcyon Days...

In Greek mythology, Alcyone the daughter of Aeolus was happily married to Ceyx, son of Eosphorus, the Morning Star. They often sacrilegiously called each other "Zeus" and “Hera”, which provoked Zeus’s anger who transformed them to Halcyon birds, a kind of kingfisher birds. The “Halcyon Days” state the 14 days each year (seven days on either side of the shortest day of the year) during which Alcyone (as a kingfisher) laid her eggs and made her nest on the beach and during which her father Aeolus, god of the winds, restrained the winds and calmed the waves so she could do so in safety. The phrase has since come to refer to the days of calm and mild weather set in the height of winter for the sake of the kingfishers' egglaying. During these days the trees are hasting to bloom heralding the coming of the spring… so did the old apple tree in my garden.

Comments 8

  • Harald. Brede 23/02/2017 14:04

    Sehr stimmungsvoll mit den Nebelschwaden.
    Viele Grüße
    Harald
  • Cecile 17/11/2016 15:25

    Eine wunderschöne und stimmungsvolle Aufnahme !
    Sehr gut hast du hier den Bildschnitt gewählt.
    Elfi Cecile
  • Amado Calvo Marcos 21/03/2016 15:06

    PRECIOSA PLASMACION NEBLINOSA MATINAL.
    UNA DELICIOSA IMAGEN Y ENCUADRE.

    UN ABRAZO CORDIAL DIMITRIOS DESDE BILBAO.
    POR CIERTO, TIENES UN PAIS QUE ES UNA MARAVILLA PARA VISITAR TANTO POR LA CALIDEZ Y BONDAD DE SUS GENTES COMO POR SU GRAN PATRIMONIO CULTURAL

    ME ENCANTÓ VISITARLO EN SU DIA Y PROMETO VOLVER.
  • SINA 15/03/2016 9:01

    Eine zauberhafte Impression
    Wunderschön
    Herzliche Grüsse von Sina
  • Agelos Kardamilas 07/03/2016 23:22

    Tous kaneis mathimata
    Elinilikis mythologias vlepo
  • sparkling light 19/02/2016 9:31

    A very lovely and atmospheric scenery you have very well captured with your photo. And a fine outlook that spring is not so far away any more.
    warm regards, Jost
  • alexander stefanatos 17/02/2016 23:29

    Unfortunately, hasty bloom usually signifies spoiled crop, Dimitri... Beautiful scene in your garden.
    filika xairetismata
    alexander
  • Adele Oliver 17/02/2016 2:19

    ah those Greek myths, wonderful ..... and a beautiful title for your picturesque image and ambience .... the fog mystical, the blossoms bringing a mood of spring !!!
    greetings, Adele

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