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I would have missed them if I’d missed them.

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Mountain Pinks Flowering on Cliff Face 9449

Our three-week trip to the Midwest in June took me out of Austin during the prime season for mountain pinks (Centaurium beyrichii). I hadn’t seen any before I left and didn’t know whether I’d see any after I returned. Fortunately I did, as confirmed by this picture from June 27th on the west side of Capital of Texas Highway just north of Champion Grandview Way. The pareidolia partisans among you can consider this photograph an Austin take on Mount Rushmore. For those of you who are more down-to-earth, below is a closer look at one of those flowering mountain pink plants.

Mountain Pink Flowers 9475

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

July 10, 2016 at 4:46 AM

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