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Urban expresswayside wildflowers

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On March 29th, while driving to see a visiting classmate from graduate school decades ago, I came to the intersection of US 183 and N. Lamar Blvd. To my right, on an island of ground in the midst of a whole lot of pavement, I noticed some tall gaura plants flowering alongside a bunch of bluebonnets. I assume the highway people sowed seeds there but I don’t actually know. The next morning I went back with my camera equipment to see what I could do. The sun had climbed a little above the elevated expressway but clouds kept moving across the sun, so the wildflowers mostly remained lit with indirect light. That led to the pleasant portrait you see here of two interlocked gaura stalks.

© 2019 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

April 3, 2019 at 4:34 AM

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