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Hot pink

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By the afternoon of March 31 the temperature had risen to around 92° and I was tired from all the driving and trekking and photographing, but through some trees on my side of the road Eve spotted this colony of phlox that was too good to pass by, so I turned the car around for what ended up being our last stop of the day. Talk about intense colors, right?

Location: TX 123 south of Seguin. Etymology: phlox is a Greek word for ‘flame.’ Phlox comes in many colors, some of which are redder and therefore more realistically flame-like than these. Somehow I don’t think the ancient Greeks had a word for ‘hot pink.’

© 2012 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

April 13, 2012 at 5:36 AM

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