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Flourishing kidneywood

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Kidneywood with Dense Flowers 9936

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At the beginning of October, I noticed that Austin’s kidneywood trees, Eysenhrdtia texana, were flowering their heads off (and their blossoms, by the way, smell something like the inside of a tangerine). This view shows part of a densely flowering kidneywood tree in my neighborhood on October 3rd. In the ensuing days those flowers faded and then vanished, but recent heavy rains have prompted some of the kidneywood trees in Austin to put out a new round of flowers.

If you’d like a much closer look at the blossoms of this species in their prime, you’re welcome to check out a post from last October. If you’re interested in nature photography as a craft, you’ll find that points 9 and 15 in About My Techniques are relevant to today’s picture.

© 2013 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

November 6, 2013 at 6:10 AM

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