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Coral honeysuckle flowering

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Coral honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens) in Springfield Park on March 12th.


© 2023 Steven Schwartzman





Written by Steve Schwartzman

March 20, 2023 at 4:30 AM

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  1. I like the dynamism that your perspective creates. It gives a sense of the flower bursting into color: reaching out to grab our attention.


    March 20, 2023 at 6:38 AM

    • I noticed that dynamism, too, with the flower cluster seeming to reach forward out of the frame. It didn’t hurt to have bright red against a dark background.

      Steve Schwartzman

      March 20, 2023 at 8:00 AM

  2. It’s jumping off the page!


    March 20, 2023 at 7:46 AM

  3. The flowering honeysuckle is an excellent way to introduce the beginning of spring. While we are still covered in snow, many migratory birds have returned and happily sing and praise the arrival of a new season.

    Peter Klopp

    March 20, 2023 at 8:07 AM

  4. This is another species that I did not encounter in Oklahoma, although I did bring back Lonicera albiflora. Lonicera sempervirens ‘Major Wheeler’ is occasionally available from nurseries, but it is not the same as finding the straight species in the wild.


    March 22, 2023 at 2:46 PM

    • With all the miles I’ve driven recently hunting for spring wildflowers I’ve been a major wheeler too.

      Steve Schwartzman

      March 22, 2023 at 3:18 PM

      • ‘Major Wheeler’ somehow reminds me of that creepy movie, ‘the Hitcher’, with that 1977 Seville. I can not explain why.


        March 22, 2023 at 9:12 PM

  5. A wonderfully vibrant photograph Steve! It feels full of life – very appropriate for spring.

    Ann Mackay

    March 26, 2023 at 4:29 AM

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