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A picture from farther back

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Bluebonnets, Poverty Weed, Live Oaks, Clouds 1076

Yesterday’s post focused on an individual bluebonnet, Lupinus texensis, so I thought I should balance that with a view showing the way this wildflower can form large (and fragrant, which I can’t show) colonies. The prominently vertical plants coming up in the bluebonnet colony are poverty weed, Baccharis neglecta. The trees beyond them on the ridge are mostly Ashe junipers, Juniperus ashei. Above the trees, filling half the frame, are the wispy clouds that dictated the photograph’s vertical format (although I did horizontal takes too).

This photograph is from March 31 at Gloster Bend Park in the Texas Hill Country about an hour northwest of my home in Austin.

© 2015 Steven Schwartzman

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

April 3, 2015 at 5:26 AM

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