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Pink evening primrose bud in a colony of phlox

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Oenothera speciosa and Phlox drummondii along FM 812 in western Bastrop County on March 19th.


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Written by Steve Schwartzman

March 28, 2023 at 4:22 AM

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  1. Waiting to open up!

    Alessandra Chaves

    March 28, 2023 at 7:38 AM

    • In other places where we drove a few days later the pink evening primroses had fully opened. I’m still hoping to see a huge colony somewhere.

      Steve Schwartzman

      March 28, 2023 at 9:11 AM

  2. I can’t help laughing; we’ve done it again, although you went horizontal and I went vertical with today’s photo. I really enjoy the way the stigma peeks out of these buds; it makes me smile every time.


    March 28, 2023 at 7:51 AM

    • I just saw your post and caught the synchronicity, only you outdid me by three buds. I also noticed you made it down to the Rockport Cemetery, which I hope will have been the source of many more pictures.

      Steve Schwartzman

      March 28, 2023 at 9:08 AM

  3. Beautiful macro image, Steve. I love the colors, and those edges of the new petals.


    March 28, 2023 at 9:27 AM

    • Merci. Pink evening primrose buds have fascinated me for some time now. Having the phlox in the background was a bonus.

      Steve Schwartzman

      March 28, 2023 at 10:07 AM

  4. Wonderful!!

  5. I wonder about the background you used for the pink primrose.

    Peter Klopp

    March 28, 2023 at 9:56 AM

    • Mostly I’ve photographed pink evening primrose buds in Austin, where the species is common. Phlox doesn’t grow in Austin, so when I found a pink evening primrose bud in a neighboring county where phlox is common, it was an opportunity for a differently colored background from what’s normally available to me.

      Steve Schwartzman

      March 28, 2023 at 10:13 AM

  6. A moment full of promise…

    Ann Mackay

    March 28, 2023 at 11:08 AM

  7. Beautiful!!


    March 28, 2023 at 8:04 PM

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