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Buttercup Meadow. By R J Watson | by Ray~Watson
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Buttercup Meadow. By R J Watson

Many of the flowers growing in the shallow lime-rich earth on the headland of the Great Orme have developed from the alpine sub-Arctic species that developed following the last ice-age.

 

Spring and early summer flowers include Bloody Cranesbill, Thrift and Sea Campion, clinging to the sheer rock face, while Pyramidal Orchid, Common Rockrose and Wild Thyme carpet the grassland.

 

Beyond the fence overlooks the Victorian seaside town of Llandudno and it's 1250 ft long pier.

 

The Great Orme, Llandudno, North Wales (UK) - May 2012.

 

Shot at f/6.3

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Taken on May 21, 2012