Portraits of Wildflowers

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Luxuriance in yellow

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Goldenrod Densely Flowering 8916

The heavy rain we had in Austin around the end of October and the beginning of November caused some wildflowers that were already fading out for the season to take on new life. So it was with this stand of goldenrod (Solidago spp.) that lit up the overcast day of November 16th in the northeast quadrant of Mopac and US 183.

This is the third and most luxuriant of the three yellow flower pictures in a row that I promised. For those of you in cold and bleak places, I hope these blasts of yellow brightened your days.


I’m away for a few days. You’re welcome to leave comments, but it may take me a while to answer.

© 2015 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

November 23, 2015 at 4:58 AM

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  1. Yup, that yellow blast did it for me, Steve. Thanks.

    Steve Gingold

    November 23, 2015 at 6:23 AM

  2. Nothing galling about this goldenrod. It looks like a perfect specimen.


    November 23, 2015 at 6:33 AM

  3. My day is duly brightened. Thank you. It is a balmy 24˚ this morning with bright sun.

    Jim in IA

    November 23, 2015 at 7:38 AM

    • 24° sounds balmy indeed compared to the single digits I heard forecast for the north-central part of the country.

      Steve Schwartzman

      November 23, 2015 at 9:15 PM

  4. Oh, glorious! I do love how goldenrod can glow on an overcast day and this photo is superb. You’ve brightened my day too, for sure.


    November 23, 2015 at 8:28 AM

  5. It’s hot and sunny here in Brisbane, but I still enjoyed the rich yellow colour of this shot, Steve. I’m luxuriating in the luxuriance. 🙂


    November 23, 2015 at 7:34 PM

    • Given the summer heat there, it’s safe to say you were luxuriantly luxuriating in the luxuriance.

      Steve Schwartzman

      November 23, 2015 at 9:17 PM

  6. […] (Solidago altissima) seen against a backdrop of similarly fleecy clouds. Quite a contrast to the goldenrod in the previous post, wouldn’t you […]

  7. It’s dreary and rainy here, so nothing better than to see your trifecta of yellow flowers!

    Susan Scheid

    December 1, 2015 at 4:05 PM

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