Not the aurora
No, not the Aurora borealis but Mimosa borealis, a shrub known as pink mimosa and fragrant mimosa, both of which are accurate descriptions of the plant’s flowers. I photographed this one in my northwest Austin neighborhood on March 26. To get a clear shot of the mimosa I had to lie on the ground and be careful to avoid a nearby cactus and some scattered nettles: all in a day’s work for a nature photographer in Texas.
© 2012 Steven Schwartzman
The daily posts that you’ve become accustomed to will continue while I’m away from Austin. Feel free to comment if you’d like, but please be aware that it may be a while before I can respond.