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A rain-lily in a colony

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And here’s a close-up of the stylized star we call a rain-lily, Cooperia drummondii. Other members of the colony show up as white or reddish daubs in the background; the whole colony was in sunlight, but the photograph’s main rain-lily, by virtue of being so close to the camera, outshone everything farther away (fans of physics may be reminded of the good old inverse-square law). I don’t know about you, but the center of this flower looks to me like a little snail, minus any shell, of course.

The date was September 23rd, and the place was the triangle of land where Perry Ln. runs into Mopac.

© 2013 Steven Schwartzman

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

October 23, 2013 at 6:03 AM

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