Portraits of Wildflowers

Perspectives on Nature Photography

Archive for July 4th, 2014

Red, white, and blue from me to you

with 22 comments

Standing Cypress Flowers with Clouds 6225

Here’s your dose of red, white, and blue for this Fourth of July, which is Independence Day in the United States.

When I visited Tejas Camp in Williamson County on May 14th I found exactly one Ipomopsis rubra flowering. Other plants of the species were there, but only this one had matured enough to blossom. Common names for the species are standing cypress and Texas plume, both of which make reference to the plant’s feathery (i.e. finely dissected) leaves, a few of which you can glimpse in the lower portion of the photograph.

(By the way: if yesterday’s second post perplexed you, it perplexed me too. I was away from home and using the WordPress app on an iPhone to answer a comment, but somehow my reply went out as a post instead. Mea culpa.)

© 2014 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

July 4, 2014 at 5:58 AM

%d bloggers like this: