Image © 2017 by Biff Sock Pow
Here is a picture I took with my trusty Canon Rebel T6 while out taking a ramble through a tiny wildlife sanctuary in one of the surrounding suburbs. It just goes to show that there is beauty even in a dauntless stalk of prairie grass that has somehow risen above the chaotic melee of Texas brambles and has raised its arms to the heavens as if to say, “Here I am! Do your worst!”.
I juiced up the saturation a bit to bring out the colors, but not much. I love the cinnamon colored seed pods against the blue of the Texas sky.
The yellow flowers speckling the background are, I believe, Bastard Cabbage. Even though I dearly love that name, it is an invasive species. In fact, I believe most of the plants in this shot are invasive species.
I’m not sure about that lone red flower. It looks like a Drummond Phlox, but that seems highly unlikely. More likely it is a Firewheel or a Trumpet Creeper. Whatever it is, it seems a little out of place.