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Crete Winter 4

By PatriciaWilson      
It's been snowing all day today. The wild orchids on my land came out early due to the unusually hot February. Just shot this.What a difference a day makes!

V2 Decembers snow broke many branches off my orange tree.

V3 This 200 year olive tree outside my kitchen door split in two and lost most of it's branches and olive crop.

V3 Opened my front door to this! Both the very old olive trees lost most of their branches but amazingly, the specimen cactus garden, under the snow, suffered hardly any damage.

My neighborer lost 750 olive trees broken down because of the weight of the crop with the added weight of the snow.

Tags: Weather Flowers Winter Crete Fruit Trees Flora Season Landscape and travel Climate change

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
9 Mar 2011 3:03PM
You certainly had some snow over there, Patricia, I hope this time it's not as bad. Had some flurries here, but nothing much to talk about. Wonderful images, the poor orchid must wonder what's hit it! Carol

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barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2011 4:06PM
I heard this on our english radio .. the reporter couldnt get over it !
Great images by the way
9 Mar 2011 4:44PM
Can only access V1 but it's a belter.

jaktis 14 84 Sweden
9 Mar 2011 4:56PM
Lovely images even if it is a disaster for some of the plants. It is snowing here also, but we are more used to it

Alvar 11 23 2 France
9 Mar 2011 7:30PM
Lovely composition Patricia I hope the snow does not come here last year it was a disaster !!!!

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