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Bulrushes in the snow

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Schoenoplectus californicus; Northeast quadrant of Mopac and US 183; January 10th.

And here’s a closer look:

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January 17, 2021 at 4:36 AM

A lot going on: another instance of “more is more”

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On May 18th I spent an hour and a half at a pond on the Blackland Prairie in far northeast Austin. Giant bulrushes (Schoenoplectus californicus) grew lushly in places around the pond, as you see in both of these busy photographs. In the second picture the bulrushes formed an eccentric* frame for the purple flowers of a pickerelweed colony (Pontederia cordata).

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* Eccentric is literally ex-centric, which is to say ‘off-center.’ The familiar sense applies here too.

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May 28, 2020 at 4:37 AM

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