|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Ricotia lunaria [Cruciferae (Brassicaceae)] is a lovely annual, endemic to Israel and Lebanon. Its pinkish Maltese-cross-like flowers cover large patches of rocky terrain in our Mediterranean areas. The Hebrew name, Carmillit, refers to Mt. Carmel. |
The petals are about 10 mm long.
The picture was taken inside the caldera of the extinct volcano, Karnei Hittin, the site of the famous Battle of Hittin, where Saladin defeated the Crusaders on July 4, 1187, leading to the fall of the Crusaders’ first “Kingdom of Jerusalem”.
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A fine, sunny composition demonstrating those delicate flowers to a perfection Ishi, the lichens and the greenery in the BG nicely compliment this take, TFS my friend.