Rivers of snow - Ranunculus peltatus
Somewhere in the south of Portugal, driving though hills and fields and small towns with narrow roads we got close to a tiny bridge.
Stop the car!
And there it was...
A lazy, shallow river covered in millions of tiny white flowers. Oh what a view!
It was the first I saw this plant and in this amount. Beautiful tiny little flowers poking up from the water. They are not big. Probably around 2 cm across with the leaves about the same size. I could not get closer and I only had the macro lens with me, so no zooming either.
It was enough to admire them though.
They start to bloom around March and last until early summer. I wonder if this stearm dries up for the summer months and they completely die back too.
The water there flows really slow and it is not very deep. Perfect for all the water plants and frogs :)
They were everywhere! Clouds of white as far as I could look.
This is the other side of the bridge where the river was wider and with not so tall banks.
A cool 100 year old graphic, because there is never enough of those :)
And all that gorgeousness covering a shallow water full of brown goo :p
Shot with Nikon D5500 + Sigma 105mm lens
All photos and text are my own.