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First bluebonnets for 2016

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Bluebonnet Inflorescence Forming 6130

In a comment on February 21st, Kathy Henderson said she’d happily found some bluebonnets already flowering behind the LDS church in the town of Cedar Park. I thanked her for the alert and told her I’d try to make my way out there. Four days later I did. It was the first time I’d ever taken pictures in that part of Cedar Park, though far from the first time I lay on the ground to be close to a diminutive subject. A few of the bluebonnets were fully flowering but I prefer this portrait of an inflorescence that was still developing. And how about that piece of a “green rainbow” vignetting the picture’s upper right corner?

Yesterday I learned that today is Arts Advocacy Day in the United States.

UPDATE. In reply to a comment yesterday about the fiery skipper butterflies, I linked to a photograph showing that a mating pair of them can be docile.

© 2016 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

March 7, 2016 at 5:02 AM

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