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Archive for July 4th, 2012

Red, white and blue

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Most of the pictures that appear in these pages come courtesy of a 100 mm macro lens, but once in a while only a wide-angle lens can capture the sweep of a scene. In this case the date was April 11, the place a country road in Llano County. By now you probably recognize the white prickly poppies, Argemone albiflora, and the prominent firewheels or Indian blankets, Gaillardia pulchella. The yellow-rayed flowers are brown bitterweed, Helenium amarum var. badium.

The red, white, and blue (and the yellow at no extra charge) come to you on a date that in the United States marks Independence Day, which has amazingly never failed to coincide each year with my came-into-the-world day.

© 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.

Written by Steve Schwartzman

July 4, 2012 at 5:44 AM

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