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Results of the copper lily poll

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Here are the results of the poll about the four copper lily photographs that appeared on September 25th. Beneath each of the four images I’ve put the percent of votes it has garnered as of now.

You can see that picture #1 proved the clear favorite, getting more than half the votes. Part of that may have been a bias toward whatever picture happened to come first, and in a proper survey different people would have seen the pictures in a different order to compensate for any effects of position, as opposed to the intrinsic appeal of each image. Even so, it seems picture #1 would have come in first regardless of the order of the photographs.

(Maybe it should run for president of the United States. With high favorables and no unfavorables that I’m aware of, picture #1 would be a strong candidate.)

Copper Lily Flower 5992


Copper Lily Flower 6055


Copper Lilies Fresh and Shriveled 5988


Copper Lily Flower 6048


© 2015 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

September 27, 2015 at 11:22 AM

Snow-on-the-prairie not on the prairie

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Snow-on-the-Prairie Flowering 5091

All right, so the Blunn Creek Preserve in south Austin isn’t a prairie, but there on September 14th I found this happily flowering snow-on-the-prairie, Euphorbia bicolor. You don’t have to speak Latin to recognize that the two colors the bicolor refers to are green and white.

© 2015 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

September 27, 2015 at 4:48 AM

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