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A hardy and hearty cactus

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And if you happen to be feeling out of sorts today and your disposition has turned rather prickly, then you can let this latest entry in our cactus series be an atypical, asymmetric, antithetical, and let’s hope only temporary Valentine.

(And to be anti-climactic, I’ll add that this photograph of an Opuntia engelmannii is from the same session on November 21, 2011, in my northwest Austin neighborhood that brought you close-ups of spines and glochids last week.)

© 2012 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

February 14, 2012 at 1:12 PM

A white-sepaled windflower

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On February 4 you saw a flower of Anemone berlandieri, known as ten-petaled anemone, ten-petal thimbleweed, and wind-flower. I mentioned then that the flower’s color can be much less intense than the purple shown in that post, and here to prove it is a mostly open white anemone I photographed on February 9 in northwest Austin.

So forget red: be different and make this pure white wildflower your Valentine today.

© 2012 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

February 14, 2012 at 5:43 AM

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