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Catching up with cowpen daisies

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I saw some pleasant cowpen daisies (Verbesina encelioides) this fall but didn’t manage to squeeze any pictures of them into my recent parade of posts till now. The view above of a fresh flower head comes from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center on September 11th, while the portrait of flower-backed seed head remains is from October 6th along Rain Creek Parkway in my neighborhood. Even now I’m still seeing some cowpen daisies.

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Happy Thanksgiving today to those of you in the United States—and for that matter to those of you in other countries. Here’s an article appropriate to the occasion: “Grandma accidentally invited a stranger to Thanksgiving. Now, they are ‘all set for year 6.'”

© 2021 Steven Schwartzman


Written by Steve Schwartzman

November 25, 2021 at 4:32 AM

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  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you and Eve, Steve.

    Steve Gingold

    November 25, 2021 at 7:57 AM

  2. Happy Thanksgiving, Steve!

    Peter Klopp

    November 25, 2021 at 9:10 AM

  3. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Steve! That is a great Grandma story, too. 🙂

    Lavinia Ross

    November 25, 2021 at 10:28 AM

  4. Happy Thanksgiving, Steve! I love the thought that even for a cowpen, there are daisies! 🙂

    Ann Mackay

    November 25, 2021 at 2:54 PM

  5. Happy Thanksgiving, Steve!

    Robert Parker

    November 25, 2021 at 3:15 PM

  6. My friend outside Kerrville fights cowpen daisies with a vengeance. She agrees they’re pretty, but they invade her gardens and appear to have domination on their mind. When I saw these photos for the first time, I called her to ask if they’re still abloom. They are.


    November 27, 2021 at 6:44 AM

    • I’ve been meaning to go back to the site in my neighborhood to see if the cowpen daisies are still flowering. It’s the same place I found Mexican hats last month, which I also want to check up on.

      Steve Schwartzman

      November 27, 2021 at 7:31 AM

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