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An apotheosis of yellow

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Black-Eyed Susan Colony with Horsemints and Trees 6313

No sooner had I woken up on May 30 than there came a loud clap of thunder. Rain followed intermittently for a couple of hours. By around 11 in the morning, though, the sky had mostly turned blue so I headed out to check the large field at Tejas Camp in Williamson County about 25 miles from where I live in northwest Austin. Here you see a part of it. As fantastic as this colony of black-eyed susans (Rudbeckia hirta) punctuated with horsemints (Monarda citriodora) looks, you may be surprised to hear me say that I’ve seen this field looking even better. That was at the same time of year in 2008, and I’ll probably never find the place looking as flowerfully wonderful as it did then.

© 2016 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

June 28, 2016 at 4:39 AM

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