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Muhly seed heads late in the afternoon

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Late in the afternoon on November 19th near the high point on the Skyline Drive in Davis Mountains State Park I photographed these backlit grass seed heads. Muhly is short for Muhlenbergia, which is what I take the genus to be, but several species grow in the area and I can’t be more precise.

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December 3, 2015 at 5:39 AM

Like a pink storm

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While waiting at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center a little before 5 o’clock on October 15th for the opening reception of the Native Plant Society of Texas symposium, I pulled out my iPhone, knelt, and took this picture. When gulf muhly (Muhlenbergia capillaris) matures and produces seeds, I see it as a local pink storm, such is the sense of movement that I get from it, even though the grass doesn’t move unless the wind is blowing. Do you feel that implied movement in this stillness?

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

October 20, 2015 at 5:06 AM

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