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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Beauties And Beasts

Our arid High Plains beg daily for a life-giving inoculation of liquid gold from the blue canopy stretching from horizon to horizon. The Llano Estacado seems lifeless. Only isolated pockets of Spring flora thrive. The usual carpets of wildflowers are just fond memories. Even masters of survival such as the intrepid yucca remain dormant. Only an occasional specimen of Cane Cholla has set buds. The Llano does give up its wildflower treasures reluctantly to those who want to find them.

© Ilija Lukić 2011

Cane Cholla Double Dare

Emerald Trails (gutierezzia sarothrae)

Fleabane Greeting (erigeron modestus)

Prairie Down (nothocalais cuspidata)

Rhapsody In Pink (Prairie Fleabane)

Silky Caress (oxytropsis sericea)

Untamed Beast (cylindropuntia imbricata)

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