May in Crimea is associated with the flowering of poppies. Photographers from all over Russia come specially to take pictures of the poppy fields. This is a truly amazing sight. However, there are equally as beautiful flowers in Crimea ...
They do not cause such a stir, but they will bring no less joy to lovers of beauty. This is the slender-leaved peony (Paeonia tenuifolia), also known as the narrow-leaved peony or the fern leaf peony.
They bloom in Crimea in late April – early May. They bloom on a plateau in the foothills. The peonies presented in our photo gallery were shot near White Rock and in Tash-Dzhargan region, on Chatyr-Dag and on Mount Klementyev. They always make the Crimean landscape especially festive.
“These flowers are very delicate and do not tolerate the road well, so there is no point in picking them,” says the famous Crimean nature photographer, author of these beautiful pictures, Yuri Yuganson. “Moreover, everything in these plants is poisonous – buds and stems with leaves! And also peonies are listed in the Red Book. It is much better to admire them in nature, inhaling the aroma of the already almost-summer Crimean land and the nearby sea.”
And a little earlier, wild Schrenck’s tulips bloomed in Crimea
White rock (Ak-Kaya) is a vertical rocky wall of white color, towering over the valley of the Biyuk-Karasu river. The height above sea level is 325 m, the height difference between the valley and the top of the rock is 100 m.
Tash-Dzhargan is a picturesque area near the village of Chistenkoe not far from Simferopol.
Chatyr-Dag is a mountain range (yayla) located in the southern part of the Crimean Peninsula. Belongs to the main ridge of the Crimean Mountains. Two peaks: the eastern one – Angar-Burun (1453 m) and the western one – Eklizi-Burun (1527 m). The length of the plateau from north to south is 10 km, the width from west to east is about 4 km.
Mount Klementyev (Uzun-Syrt) is a rather wide (300-600 m) curved plateau, bordering from the north the round Barakol valley with a diameter of about 4 km, where ascending air currents constantly occur. Named in memory of Pyotr Klementyev, a test glider pilot who died here in 1924. The 45th parallel, which is called the Golden Parallel, or the middle of the planet, passes through Mount Klementyev.