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Something new under the sun after all

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Small Tan Snail on Firewheel Seed Head Remains 1491

The firewheel was dead: to begin with.* There is no doubt whatever about that. But the little snail had given this dry Gaillardia pulchella a new sort of life by anointing it with slime, some of which accounted for the firewheel’s glistening in a way I’d never seen. Now you get to see it too.

Like yesterday’s picture, today’s is from a July 19th session on a piece of the Blackland Prairie along Schultz Ln. in southern Round Rock.


* Bonus points to anyone who can identify what this is a parody of.

© 2013 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

August 25, 2013 at 6:13 AM

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