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Monday, August 22, 2011

Elysian Fields

Long overdue August rains tarry on the Northern Llano Estacado. Given a choice, the parched earth swiftly acknowledges her fondness for robust flora. Her scarred, iron-hard skin forged in the crucible of wind and sun softens with torrents unleashed by billowing storm clouds and every driblet of precious dew. She nurtures and prods her reluctant issue of wildflowers from their drought-induced sleep. The allure of the prairie rivals the Elysian Fields of yore.

© Ilija Lukić 2011

A Heart For The Wild
(El Llanero Viejo)

Narrow-Leaved Milkweed Umbel

Gray Bindweed
(convolvus equitas, aka Texas Bindweed)

Reclaiming The Ranch Road

Broadleaf Milkweed
(asclepias latifolia)

Aster Fluorish
(Yellow Spiny Aster)

Boxador Paradise

I'm Having So Much Fun

Armful Of Spanish Gold
(haplopappus ciliatus, aka Wax Goldenweed)

(heterotheca subaxillaris)

Puncturevine Spread
(aka Goat Head)

New Mexico Spiny Star

Dune Camphorweed

Purslane With Broom Snakeweed

Kochia Scoparia

Wild Poinsettia
(euphorbia dentata, aka Toothed Spurge)

Reverchon's Bristlegrass
(setaria reverchonii)

Golden Aster Highway

Nectar Of The Gods
(Narrowleaved Milkweed)

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