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Consolation in sunflowers

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I’ve had a driver’s license for 59 years. Not until 2020 did I have the experience while driving of getting my windshield cracked when a vehicle in front of me threw up a rock. I ended up taking the car to get its windshield replaced at a shop in northeast Austin, and having found out ahead of time that the work would take roughly an hour and a half, I’d brought my camera bag so I could take pictures at a nearby pond.

Unfortunately “lightning” struck a second time on the last day of our recent trip to the coast as we drove on Interstate 45 from Houston to Galveston. The next day, September 20, I found myself waiting an hour and a quarter for the shop in northeast Austin to replace the windshield, and once again wandering over to the nearby pond to take pictures.


As you see above, one of the things that consoled me this time was a “common” sunflower, Helianthus annuus. Some fruits from my photographic harvest the first time appeared here and here.




A double standard is no standard at all. — S.S.


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Written by Steve Schwartzman

October 9, 2022 at 4:30 AM

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