Two phases together
In May and June you saw several photographs of Gaillardia pulchella, known as firewheels or Indian blankets, in various stages of development. One stage I didn’t show you was as a bud beginning to open into a flower head. Today’s picture, taken on April 20 in St. Edward’s Park in northwest Austin, makes up for that omission, and it has the advantage of contrasting an opening bud with a fully open flower head close behind it.
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.
© 2012 Steven Schwartzman