10/14/2023 horseherb in the wild

A pale hand holds green leaves and a tiny five-petaled flower steady in the shade
It was fun to see wild horseherb today at Abilene State Park in Texas. We have one big patch in the yard from a NPSOT plant sale in 2022 and it has thrived.
Briar the dog is laying on soil and sparse mowed grass in the shade of a pecan tree during the peak of an annular solar eclipse. The digital watch in the foreground reads 11:53AM. The dappled light through the trees leaves are all C-shaped crescents due to the pinhole effect created by the overlapping compound pecan leaves. This delightful light effect dapples the dog and the soil alike!
I went with Mom and Dad to see 88% of the annular solar eclipse! This photo was just after the peak. The pecan tree leaves are creating a pinhole effect so all the shadows show the slice of sun that’s left. Mom will be posting her pictures on her blog tomorrow.

6 Replies to “10/14/2023 horseherb in the wild”

  1. Some people said their dogs got agitated during the eclipse. Briar looks quite relaxed. I love the photo of her.

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