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Not fog but dew

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The local weather report in Austin on the morning of September 24 said there was still fog in places, so I went out looking for some but didn’t find any. Instead, on the south shore of the Colorado River at Loop 360, I found plants wet with morning dew. One was this firewheel or Indian blanket, Gaillardia pulchella, a species that normally blooms in the spring but that can continue flowering in small amounts through the summer. Its color was a welcome surprise two days into the official beginning of autumn. Most of the greenery that surrounded the flower head and set off its red and yellow was poison ivy, of which I saw plenty at that site.

© 2012 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

October 3, 2012 at 6:10 AM

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