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Goopy, or is it soupy?

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As I wandered along the North Fork of the San Gabriel River near Tejas Camp in Williamson County on August 30th, 2012—two years ago today—close to where I photographed some devil’s claw flowers, I found this puddle that was beginning to dry out. I’ve been fascinated by algae bubbles before, but this time it was the mix of colors, especially the orange, that grabbed my attention. As soon as I saw this, the following words popped into my head (maybe the result of too much sun):

Green and orange goop
Creates a strange soup
That’s appetizing to me
As food for photography.

© 2014 Steven Schwartzman

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

August 30, 2014 at 5:40 AM

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