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A profusion of Mexican plum blossoms

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Mexican Plum Tree Blossoming by Redbud 7168

Here’s a Mexican plum tree, Prunus mexicana, along the northern end of Spicewood Springs Rd. on March 3.

A redbud, Cercis canadensis, colors the picture’s lower right corner and in so doing draws your attention to it.

Now that the redbud’s got your attention, here it is in its own right:

Redbud Tree Blossoming 7166

Oh well, let’s make a plum blossom sandwich of it. Here’s that first tree again, looked at from the other side and this time with a verdant fringe across the bottom of the image:

Mexican Plum Tree Blossoming Above Vegetation 7172

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UPDATE. I’ve added another degree of enlargement to the three in yesterday’s post about water striders in response to a comment by Dee Smith about the lowest water strider being just a reflection.

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

March 17, 2016 at 5:25 AM

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