Portraits of Wildflowers

Perspectives on Nature Photography

Archive for June 21st, 2014

Basket-flowers and firewheels

with 18 comments

Basket-Flowers and Firewheels 8743

Click for greater clarity.

In the early spring I showed you some dense Texas wildflowers, and now I’m interrupting the pictures from Bastrop for the next several days to catch you up on some more-recent “colonial” pictures from later in the spring, even though today already marks the official beginning of summer. Oh well, the seasons lag the sun, so I can lag the seasons.

Today’s wowee-zowee photograph is from May 24th, when for the third year in a row at the intersection of Meister Ln. and Schultz Ln. in southernmost Round Rock I visited this great colony of basket-flowers, Centaurea americana. The red and yellow flowers in the background are Gaillardia pulchella, known as firewheels and Indian blankets.

If you’re interested in photography as a craft, you’ll find that points 2, 6 and 15 in About My Techniques are relevant to this photograph.

© 2014 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

June 21, 2014 at 6:00 AM

%d bloggers like this: