Crocuses are in the same family as irises, Iridaceae. They were first cultivated in Crete and were later brought to the Netherlands. They have been selectively bred for looks as far back as the 1600’s. [x]
Mystical, Magical & Magnificent Monasteries in Meteora…!!!!
The caves in Meteora, Greece, had inhabitants for fifty millennia, but due to raids, “hermit monks” moved to the safety of sandstone rock pinnacles in the 9th century and began building monasteries. More monks and nuns came, building more monasteries perched high upon the cliffs. It is surely unbelieving architecture on mountain top.