Turning back to Texas pictures
After the geological abstractions that you’ve recently seen from New Zealand, here’s a shadowed and moody floral abstraction from a month ago today in Austin:
The photograph shows one ray flower on a firewheel, Gaillardia pulchella, which people also call blanketflower and Indian blanket. I was tempted to tell you to look at the way the distal part of the flower is cleft into four sunny yet claw-like parts, but you hardly needed me to point that out to you, even if I now have.
The featureless yellow in the background came not from another firewheel but from a couple of four-nerve daisies, Tetraneuris linearifolia.
© 2015 Steven Schwartzman