19 February 2016
an early Texas dandelion . . .
. . . also known as a false dandelion. A full month early, this is actually from a couple of weeks ago; I just took a long time trying to get the colors right. I liked the moss-covered brick and concrete behind the wildflower, but just couldn't get the texture how I wanted it without detracting from the flower being the main subject. I was also fascinated by the dark shadows that did not seem to match the flower or leaves.
Along our farm road, I have noticed the first Indian paintbrushes popping out, also a month early. We have had a very mild winter here in south central Texas.