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Bluebell Bud 9699

To end this cycle of pictures of bluebells, Eustoma exaltatum, let me go back to an early stage and give you your closest look yet at a bud, or more specifically the distal half of one. In the cycle’s first post I used the word sinuous, and now I’ll use it again to describe the edges of the tightly wound petals. Also in that first post you saw that a bud starts out white; now you see how it gradually turns violet as it prepares to unroll.

I made this picture on July 8 on the west side of US 183 south of TX 45 in the southern tip of Travis County.

© 2013 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

July 29, 2013 at 6:18 AM

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