Ranunculus veronicae - 26th March 2020

 

 

Ranunculus veronicae -  click on the image to enlarge
Ranunculus veronicae

One last photo taken just before the Covid-19 lockdown. From tomorrow you'll be seeing photos of my backyard :-)
I drove to the West coast to pay a visit to one of the rarest flowers of Crete, Ranunculus veronicae. I was very concerned about it because its only habitat is under one single plane tree and that tree got destroyed during the torrential rains of the 2018-19 winter. That didn't bode well for the survival of that species but so far it seems to be doing OK. Maybe it will adapt to life without its plane tree.

With Greece's borders currently closed and no one knowing how long this situation is going to last I am aware that the Daily photo of Crete has become an important 'fix' for a number of people who can't come here in real life and want to can get a daily dose of Crete. So it is my intention to carry on providing it as long we are still allowed to move around freely. If that changes then I'll have to search through my archive or maybe do some repeats of older photos.
If you are forced to stay home and missing Crete remember that there is also a considerable amount of photo material on this site (at least 6000 photos but to be honest I've lost count) and most of it can be accessed through the page Photos of Crete.
Finally,  a small plea: around 98% of my income is (directly or indirectly) tourism related and that part is currently heading towards zero. I am self-employed and no one is going to continue paying me a salary. Even if I don’t count my work time and the considerable cost of quality photo equipment there are still costs involved in going to places that are often quite a distance away. There are a few ways to support my work which you can see here. It would be appreciated.

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