Portraits of Wildflowers

Perspectives on Nature Photography

And a look at an even denser and more vibrant blossoming redbud tree

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The title of the post says it all. Well, not quite: I made this photograph of Cercis canadensis yesterday morning, February 25, along Rain Creek Parkway in my northwest Austin neighborhood.

Sky blue will be back tomorrow, but with a bright yellow shining at its center.

© 2013 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

February 26, 2013 at 1:16 PM

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  1. Indeed it is! I think the only one thing that could ever make a Redbud tree any more perfect, and that would have to be a scent.


    February 26, 2013 at 1:21 PM

    • I’m glad you find it so, Lynda. As for scent, I wonder if insects or other animals can smell redbud flowers even if we can’t.

      Steve Schwartzman

      February 26, 2013 at 1:41 PM

  2. very pretty! ours has not even begun to bud yet.


    February 26, 2013 at 1:22 PM

  3. Truly beautiful. Wonderful shot.


    February 26, 2013 at 11:16 PM

  4. I finally saw two redbuds yesterday, in a town just south of here. They were more like your previous photo, with somewhat sparser flowers, and it looked to me as though they’d grown up totally wild. They were healthy, but a little unkempt. Still, they were very pretty. The color on this one is deeper and more luscious – probably because of the thicker blossoms.


    February 27, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    • The redbud in the previous post was in a field and appeared to have sprung up wild, too. In contrast, this one is on someone’s front lawn. Most likely it was planted there, and almost certainly it gets watered by more than rain, which may account for its greater lushness (and lusciousness).

      Steve Schwartzman

      February 27, 2013 at 6:31 PM

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