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What else the rain brought out

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Copper Lily Flower with Pale Blue Sky 1772

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In October of 2011 Dee Smith alerted me to some copper lilies, Habranthus tubispathus, that he’d seen. His e-mail reminded me that I’d come across some of those little flowers a year or two earlier on a lot near the eastern end of Balcones Woods Dr., so I went back there and, sure enough, found about 10 of them.

Two days ago a similar thing happened when Kathy Comer e-mailed me about some copper lilies she’d seen, so once again I returned to the property a couple of miles from where I live, and this time I counted exactly four of these flowers. Because copper lilies don’t rise far from the ground, I lay down beside each one and aimed either sideways or, as here, upward.

[You’ve had three days of unexpected lilification, thanks to the welcome rain. Tomorrow I’ll resume the posts I’d originally planned.]

© 2013 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

July 21, 2013 at 6:09 AM

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