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Archive for February 15th, 2013

Green lily no longer green

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It’s been the better part of a year since these pages have featured the flowers of Schoenocaulon texanum, known as green lily or Texas sabadilla. Last May I showed a “Twin Towers” picture of flowering green lilies growing in the same place where I wandered on February 1st of this year, so now you get to see what became of a flower stalk of this species. If I hadn’t already told you that this photograph and the one from last year show the same species, I don’t think you’d be able to tell.

Math-minded as I am, I was especially intrigued by the way the tip of this seed stalk had spiraled inward as it dried out. And if you’re interested in photography as a craft, you’ll find that points 1, 3, 14 and 16 in About My Techniques are relevant to this image.

© 2013 Steven Schwartzman

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

February 15, 2013 at 6:20 AM

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