Portraits of Wildflowers

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Like flames

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Behold the opening bud of a prairie fleabane daisy, Erigeron modestus, in my neighborhood on March 10th. Call it modest if you like; my mind sees flames.

(I didn’t intend to do a burst of daily posts but it’s spring in Texas and so much is happening.)

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

March 24, 2019 at 4:42 AM

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  1. This ex-pat Texan is LOVING the peppering of pictures! Keep it up, please.

    Jenny Meadows

    March 24, 2019 at 5:24 AM

    • It’s good to hear the views delight the ex-TX in NZ. These spring flowers make us all happy.

      Steve Schwartzman

      March 24, 2019 at 6:07 AM

  2. It’s almost overwhelming. I don’t think I’ll ever tire of looking, but after my little jaunt, I did feel as though a bit of a rest might be in order. Today, duly rested, a friend and I are heading out to the Nash to see what’s happening there. As your fleabane proves, even the backyard (metaphorical or otherwise) is holding treasures right now.


    March 24, 2019 at 5:55 AM

    • Almost overwhelming it is. Two days intervened between my first and second run down there. Now two more have come and gone. You’re made of stern stuff to be heading back out again today, albeit much closer to home. Happy prairie.

      Steve Schwartzman

      March 24, 2019 at 6:12 AM

  3. Beautiful burst of color. Spring is full of amazing simple wonders. 😀


    March 24, 2019 at 2:49 PM

  4. It’s fun to see spring come in your area!


    March 24, 2019 at 8:53 PM

    • It sure is. We made two trips southward this past week (a total of some 460 miles) to areas with extensive wildflower colonies.

      Steve Schwartzman

      March 24, 2019 at 9:32 PM

  5. Okay, when you put it that way, but they look like very regulated flames, like those on a stove.


    March 25, 2019 at 1:43 PM

  6. Lovely little bud, Bud. I don’t see flames but a happy little present (ala Bob Ross) slowly unwrapping itself to greet the Spring.

    Steve Gingold

    March 25, 2019 at 6:30 PM

    • I didn’t know who Bob Ross was. I looked him up and found he was a painter and television art instructor. Unfortunately he lived only to age 52, dying on my birthday in 1995.

      Steve Schwartzman

      March 25, 2019 at 7:00 PM

      • I think I saw about 5 minutes of one program and that was all until after his passing. In almost every painting he did the word “happy” was used to describe some part of the scene like “happy little clouds”. There are many of those programs, seen mostly on PBS I believe, on YouTube.

        Steve Gingold

        March 26, 2019 at 2:54 AM

        • I see that a one-hour biography of him is also available online: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCwGOMloBPk].

          Steve Schwartzman

          March 26, 2019 at 6:14 AM

  7. Love your work! 👏


    March 30, 2019 at 1:01 AM

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