Asters in their own right
In the previous picture, out-of-focus asters (Symphyotrichum spp.) were fine as a background, but if you wanted to see what these dense flowers look like in their own right, here’s your chance. The green vine snaking across the top of the photograph is the appropriately named greenbrier, Smilax bona-nox.
Once again the date was October 28th, and the location Springfield Park in southeast Austin. I saw a few of these asters as recently as two days ago, even after a cold spell hit us last week (but then the afternoon high bounced back up to 81°F, or about 27°C, three days ago).
© 2014 Steven Schwartzman