Wild Mountain Flowers

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Αγιολουλουδα του Βουνου

Many years ago, I arrived early to Karpathos, and was blessed with being part of the Greek Paskha (Easter) celebration. I was given the task of gathering flowers to decorate the epitaphio (alter) and paired off with a 90 year old village woman lovingly named “The Virgin Mary”. As we headed down the Greek mountainside, intoxicating aromas filled the air with the seductive scents of blooming wild flowers and local seasonal herbs.
Mother Nature should have been given full credit that day for the aromatic synergy delivered to us by her surrounding botanical essences.
We worked hard collecting flowers and laboriously loaded them onto her donkey. Exhausted, we arrived at dusk. We were thanked with a loaf of freshly made bread, some goat’s cheese and the priest’s blessing. Exhausted, I headed home, knowing I would sleep very well that night!

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Αγιολουλουδα του Βουνου

Many years ago, I arrived early to Karpathos, and was blessed with being part of the Greek Paskha (Easter) celebration. I was given the task of gathering flowers to decorate the epitaphio (alter) and paired off with a 90 year old village woman lovingly named “The Virgin Mary”. As we headed down the Greek mountainside, intoxicating aromas filled the air with the seductive scents of blooming wild flowers and local seasonal herbs.
Mother Nature should have been given full credit that day for the aromatic synergy delivered to us by her surrounding botanical essences.
We worked hard collecting flowers and laboriously loaded them onto her donkey. Exhausted, we arrived at dusk. We were thanked with a loaf of freshly made bread, some goat’s cheese and the priest’s blessing. Exhausted, I headed home, knowing I would sleep very well that night!

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