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Economical spiderwort

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Spiderwort Flowers and Buds at an Angle 7238

The nouns ecology and economy have as their first element the Greek noun oikos, meaning ‘household,’ so I’m playing with words in this post’s title because the spiderwort (Tradescantia* spp.) shown in today’s picture was one of a group that bloomed alongside our house at the beginning of the month. I also played with the perspective—neither horizontal nor vertical, neither upright nor sideways—when I photographed these flowers and buds on March 6. (That exemplifies point 10 in About My Techniques.)

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*You came across the name Tradescant near the beginning of a post last week.

© 2016 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

March 22, 2016 at 5:08 AM

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