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Plum blossoms and yaupon fruits

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Yaupon with Fruit by Blossoming Plum Tree 2966

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Although some of the overnight rain had frozen by the morning of March 4th, this blossoming plum tree, probably Prunus mexicana, seemed unharmed by the ice. The many-fruited yaupon tree to its left, Ilex vomitoria, which is an evergreen, likewise appeared to have escaped damage. If winter and spring seem strangely juxtaposed here, that leapfrogging of seasons had been going on for some time and continues to do so. A week after this picture the afternoon temperature hit 81°F (27°C), but the high the next day was 20°F cooler and winds of 10 to 25 miles per hour blew for much of the day.

Like the last few photographs, I took this yin~yang one in Great Hills Park in my northwest Austin neighborhood.

© 2014 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

March 13, 2014 at 6:03 AM

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