I love taking pictures of wild flowers and Cyprus is paradise as far as flora are concerned especially in the spring months of March and April.
The countryside is ablaze with a riot of colourful plants and even the weeds over here are really quite beautiful.
Having hunted for rare wild orchids for some time in Cyprus, I was overjoyed to discover that we have our very own "orchid orchard" at the bottom of the garden!
Here is a picture of one of the wild orchids - the Cyprus Bee Orchid Ophrys Kotschyi:
The beautiful orchid in the picture above is incredibly small - around 8cm tall - as are many of what I call the "bee" orchids. Depending on how much rain has fallen over winter, they are often overshadowed by tall grasses, so you really need to get your "eye" in when hunting for orchids in spring.
The cameras on modern mobile phones make it easy to take fabulous pictures of wild flowers these days, but the picture above was actually taken with a small Canon digital camera over 12 years ago.
You can find more pictures of orchids from our garden here.
But I'd also love to see some of YOUR pictures of wild flowers in Cyprus.
Do YOU have some pictures of flowers you'd like to share with us?
I have to confess I'm no expert though I do have several books on the wild flora of Cyprus. So any photos and images to show Cyprus' floral charm you have would be more than welcome. Please share them with us by adding a photo and perhaps a story below.
Digital cameras make it so easy to take close up pictures of flowers.
Do you have some stunning pictures of wild flowers you'd like to show off?
Well here's your opportunity!
Click on the links below for wild flowers sent in by other visitors to Cyprus and the Cyprus Travel Secrets website.
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Thanks for sharing!