Causse de Blandas

Looking south from my house is the magnificent limestone plateau of the Causse de Blandas.  Margaret and I went up there today, hoping to see carpets of the wonderful white asphodèles.

I think we went up too soon.  It was a glorious warm sunny day, but maybe the recent winds and cold nights have delayed their flowering. Instead we admired the rich range of plants, many very small, which cling with almost no soil on the limestone rocks and arid soil.

Most of these were by the roadside as we walked along part of the road which plinges down the side of the Cirque de Navacelles.


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