Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Grey Leaved Cistus

The beautiful Grey Leaved Cistus (Cistus albidus) can be found in the dry, rocky gullies of the Pre Pyrenees.
This shot was taken on 26th April near San Martín de La Val d´Onsera - a wild landscape of cliffs, Arbutus trees, and Holm Oak woods.
There is a magical medieval hermitage a few hours walk/scramble away which has a chapel built under a rock overhang and a spring 50 metres above it which cascades down next to the chapel.
Best time to go is Spring and Autumn. It´s way too hot in the Summer.

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