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Fringed puccoon flowers

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On March 11th, in hopes of finding some fringed puccoon (Lithospermum incisum) in bloom, we headed to the Upper Bull Creek Greenbelt Trail, where I’d photographed some of those flowers around this time in past years—and find some I did. Given the low light and my not wanting to introduce the harshness of flash, in these pictures I went for a limited-focus approach (f/3.5 and f/3.2, respectively.) Do you agree that crinkled puccoon would be a better name for these wildflowers than fringed puccoon?

And here’s an unrelated thought for today: “Rien n’imprime si vivement quelque chose à notre souvenance que le désir de l’oublier.” “Nothing imprints a thing as vividly in our memory as the desire to forget it.” — Michel de Montaigne.

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

March 18, 2021 at 4:29 AM

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