Portraits of Wildflowers

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Dense snow

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At the risk of snowing you under, here for the third post in a row is a view of snow-on-the-mountain, Euphorbia marginata. Again from September 29th along TX 46 in Comal County, this view emphasizes the chaos of details when plants farther back are seen through the spaces in the closer plants. Notice also the complementary red in all those stalks.

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

October 22, 2016 at 5:19 AM

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  1. ‘Chaos’ is a good word for it. I haven’t yet seen any rolls of snow fence lying about, but that’s what the stems remind me of: snow fence along a highway, holding back drifts of white.


    October 22, 2016 at 6:50 AM

    • Now it’s your turn to have an active imagination. This morning I look out the window and see the colors of those stems in the cliffs of Kanab, Utah.

      Steve Schwartzman

      October 22, 2016 at 9:17 AM

  2. It does look like a snow storm. And there was a small storm of snow just a few miles from here yesterday. It’s coming.

    Steve Gingold

    October 23, 2016 at 5:35 AM

    • Here it’s already come, in a manner of speaking. Zion National Park yesterday was so crowded you might have said it was snowing people.

      Steve Schwartzman

      October 23, 2016 at 6:07 AM

      • Not that I t travel much, but the more I hear reports like this, the less I am drawn to visit our “iconic” locations.

        Steve Gingold

        October 23, 2016 at 6:19 AM

        • I recommend visiting during the week, if possible. Even with the mob, though, I’m glad to have visited Zion. We’ll be passing through it again today on our way westward.

          Steve Schwartzman

          October 23, 2016 at 6:25 AM

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