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A simple twist of fate

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Firewheel Seed Head Dried Out on Looping Stalk 0574

You’ve seen plenty of pictures here this year of Gaillardia pulchella, known as firewheel or Indian blanket, but not till now have I showed you one this far gone and dried out, nor with so curiously looping a stalk. I took this photograph beneath cloudy skies and with rising wind on Old Settlers Blvd. near Greenhill Dr. in Round Rock on July 14th (vive la France et vive la gaillarde).

I try to give dried-out plants their due, as you’ve seen two days in a row. Tomorrow’s picture will include another one, but only as a minor element in the service of something quite different. Lovers of bright red, stay tuned.

© 2013 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

August 7, 2013 at 6:09 AM

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