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Yellow flowers in December before the freeze

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On December 22, knowing that a freeze was imminent, I went over to Gault Lane to see what flowers I could still find. A paloverde tree stll had a few blossoms remaining on it, one of which you see above. All those red splotches give it character, don’t you think? I also found a bit of zesty zexmenia, Wedelia acapulcensis var. hispida).



The view from below reveals other features.



UPDATE. Three posts back I mentioned that in the second photograph of icicles I imagined seeing something which wasn’t actually there (that phenomenon is called pareidolia). Wanting to give people a chance to look for themselves, I didn’t identify it then but will now. Below and to the right of the sunburst I seem to see a face with one Cyclopean eye, a bright nose, and an open mouth.



If you go back to the full image maybe now you’ll see the face
in there too, or maybe not. Pareidolia is quite subjective.


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Written by Steve Schwartzman

January 2, 2023 at 4:26 AM

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