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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Satinflower (Olsynium douglasii)

Here's another entry in the roll-call of indigenous spring flowers here, the Satinflower (Olsynium douglasii). I photographed these at Highrock Park in Victoria West yesterday. It is also known as Douglas's Widow Grass. The weather has been cold lately relative to a few weeks ago, hovering around zero degrees Celsius, and while I was trying to take these photos there were actually a few tiny snow crystals drifting down. Summer is coming but winter has not left yet.


Dean Lewis said...

This shot has an interesting bit of gentle 'tension' as the drop looks about ready to fall.

Love the snow 'crystal' reference.
Only in Victoria, where snow is rare compared to the rest of the country do we use another terminology for snow flakes. lol

JoJo said...

Exquisite!!! I love the little drop of water on the flower. And man alive it got cold the last 2 days!!

word verif: funch

Virginia said...

I'd say you nailed it. Perfect.