Portraits of Wildflowers

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I thought I might have missed them

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We got back from New Zealand on March 9th. In driving around my Austin neighborhood in the days after that, I didn’t see any cedar sage (Salvia roemeriana) flowering in the accustomed place along Morado Circle so I thought I might have missed this year’s flowers while I was away. Toward the end of the month I finally saw one, and on April 1st I photographed a few beneath some “cedar” (Ashe juniper) trees on Floral Park Dr., as you see above. I found even more in another place a week later, and still more in Great Hills Park on April 15th.

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Even after six weeks, the Dauntless Duo has barely recovered from all the running around we did in New Zealand. Nevertheless, as of today we’re traveling again, so there’ll be fewer posts for the “foreseeable” future. (I used quotation marks because in a recent talk about the American Revolution historian David McCullough reminded people that the future isn’t foreseeable.)

© 2017 Steven Schwartzman

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

April 19, 2017 at 4:48 AM

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  1. What a fabulous lipstick red colour! And happy travels Steve 🙂

    Heyjude

    April 19, 2017 at 5:06 AM

    • Thanks, Jude. You’re right about that red. I just saw it on the computer monitor from two rooms away and it still looked vibrant.

      Steve Schwartzman

      April 19, 2017 at 5:59 AM

  2. I hope your travel experiences are as vivid as these flowers — and that you didn’t forget to throw your camera in a bag.

    shoreacres

    April 19, 2017 at 5:47 AM

    • Camera? What’s a camera?

      It’s not as if I need more pictures. I still haven’t finished sorting all the ones from New Zealand.

      Steve Schwartzman

      April 19, 2017 at 6:10 AM

  3. Beautiful! Have you a front view of them?

    Dianne

    April 19, 2017 at 8:56 AM

  4. Gorgeous!

    montucky

    April 19, 2017 at 8:20 PM

  5. Dauntless Dynamic Duo……enjoy your travels.

    Gallivanta

    April 21, 2017 at 5:32 AM

    • We’re doing our best. On the first three days we’ve had overcast skies, drizzle, and downright rain. As a result we’ve done mostly indoor things, including traveling 800 miles inside our car. We’re now in Kansas City.

      Steve Schwartzman

      April 21, 2017 at 5:46 PM

  6. Beautiful Steve .. it just pops against the black background!

    Julie@frogpondfarm

    April 21, 2017 at 7:34 PM

    • It does. This sage often grows beneath “cedar” trees, and it was the shade of those trees that provided the dark background.

      Steve Schwartzman

      April 22, 2017 at 6:17 AM


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