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Sinuous anemone

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Sinuous Anemone Flower 1812

Here’s a moody and abstract view of a sinuous anemone, Anemone berlandieri, from February 17, 2010, along Stonelake Blvd. in northwest Austin.


I’m away from home. You’re welcome to leave comments, but please understand if I’m slow in responding.

© 2015 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

February 11, 2015 at 5:33 AM

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  1. Gorgeous photo, Steve.

    Toasty Strings

    February 11, 2015 at 7:31 AM

    • Enjoy it in northern Texas, where I think it’s still too cool for any anemones to be coming up — but you can correct me if I’m wrong.

      Steve Schwartzman

      February 11, 2015 at 1:55 PM

  2. A moody abstract of an Anemone is perfect for today. When I started my pen and ink series, I was surprised by how many anemone species there are, and here’s another one.


    February 11, 2015 at 10:15 AM

    • I see at


      that there are about 120 species in the genus Anemone. I’m familiar only with the one shown here, which is common in central Texas and is probably coming out now. My local wildflower book says this species can appear as early as the end of January, though I’m not sure I’ve ever seen it that early.

      In any case, I’m glad to hear that this portrait fits in with your day today.

      Steve Schwartzman

      February 11, 2015 at 1:46 PM

      • That is even more than I realized! Your photo of it is really nice. So funny to read about wildflowers coming into bloom there while here the wind is howling and the temps are dropping.


        February 12, 2015 at 6:39 AM

  3. The detail and lighting in your image is just gorgeous…It is a perfect picture for a Wednesday

    Charlie@Seattle Trekker

    February 11, 2015 at 10:23 AM

    • What a coincidence that both Melissa and you called this a perfect picture for today. That makes me think you’re both under a covering of clouds and cold air.

      Steve Schwartzman

      February 11, 2015 at 1:48 PM

  4. Beautiful macro!


    February 11, 2015 at 11:17 AM

  5. Such an interesting flower. The stamens seem to be dancing around a February pole.

    Steve Gingold

    February 12, 2015 at 3:42 AM

  6. I actually like how delicate this picture looks. The lighting highlights the soft hairs and the silky petals.


    February 12, 2015 at 7:46 AM

  7. The stamens are like curious baby snakes exploring the world about them. Makes me long for spring!


    February 15, 2015 at 4:31 PM

  8. […] them in the early spring of other years. The flowers of this species range in color from white, as you saw last month, to the rich purple shown in this specimen. The nicely contrasting background brown came from a […]

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