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Still Maximilians

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Two Maximilian Sunflower Flower Heads 7823

By late November this year, as in most years, the Maximilian sunflowers in central Texas had largely faded, but on my November 20th reconnoitering of the Blackland Praire in northeast Austin I found some attractive groups that were still flowering on the north side of Howard Ln. Here’s a closeup of two fully open flower heads and several buds below them that weren’t far behind.

When I was at the scene I saw the world in the usual way, with the full gamut of colors, but in looking at this photograph afterwords I noticed that it has just three: yellow, green, and brown.

© 2012 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

December 9, 2012 at 6:21 AM

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