Just a little heads up for those that are interested in seeing this sort of thing. If you are living in the north east of Bulgaria or visiting it this month you might want to go and have a look at Yailata.
At this time of year there is a chance you may see a really stunning display of wild flowers. Have a look at the link:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/34613210@N ... 794385911/
In the foreground, big red flowers, is Paeonia peregrina, behind them is, tall yellow spikes, Asphodeline Lutea and on the right a white flowered climber Clematis vitalba.
The picture was taken early May a couple of years back. It has to be said it is difficult to catch this display at it's peak because flowering times vary slightly from year to year. When the picture was taken the Asphodelines were at full throttle but the Peonies had just started to flower and there were a lot of closed buds. I reckon a week later it would have been spectacular.
Yailata is near the village of Kaymen Briag, on the coast road between Shabla and Kavarna. Coming from Shabla it is the second left turn when you are driving through the village and coming the other way it is the first right.
Cheers all Fred.