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More huisache flower globes

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Huisache Tree Blossoming 8210

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On the partly cloudy morning of February 15, the day after I saw the first few huisache flowers of the season in my neighborhood, I found an Acacia farnesiana in a more advanced stage of blossoming. Notice how, from a distance, the human eye blends many of the small flowers and makes some boughs seem swathed in yellow-orange.

This majestic huisache, of which you’re obviously seeing only a part, is near the intersection of Northtown Blvd. and The Lakes Blvd. on the prairie in northeast Austin. A decade ago I wandered freely in nature there, before either of those streets existed, but more and more of that land has been developed and keeps being developed. Let’s hope that if this plot gets built on, which is likely, someone will have the good sense to work around the tree.

© 2013 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

February 21, 2013 at 6:12 AM

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