Variegated False Solomon’s Seal

Meanwhile, back at the ranch …

After taking a little time off from the blog, I feel recharged and ready to go! After returning from my Oklahoma art festival, I felt the need to just “kick back” and enjoy life a little bit. In my absence, I have weeded and pruned back my butterfly garden, bought and planted about a dozen more butterfly-beneficial plants, and been out most mornings photographing the woodland wildflowers around my rural Missouri home. And I must say that the display right now is incredible! I’ll be sharing those images soon.

In today’s post, I’m featuring some woodland wildflowers that I planted under the canopy of my tree-covered circle drive. Last fall, I picked up some Variegated False Solomon’s Seal and cleared out a small area where they were planted. Just recently, I noticed they were alive and well, and making their initial appearance in my circle drive:

On April 12, while checking the woodlands for signs of wildflower activity, I first noticed a few stalks of the Solomon’s Seal peaking their heads above the leaf litter:

Variegated False Solomon's Seal

Two weeks later, I now have a nice display of these beauties:

Variegated False Solomon's Seal

Variegated False Solomon's Seal

Variegated False Solomon's Seal

At the same time I planted the Variegated False Solomon’s Seal, I also planted a Wild Ginger plant. It, too, is doing really well.

Stay tuned for some wonderful, woodland wildflowers!

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 5D Mark III body
  • Canon 180mm, f/3.5 macro lens
  • Handheld
  • ISO 200 (top image) and ISO 400 (all other images)
  • Aperture f/3.5 (all images)
  • Shutter 1/180 sec. to 1/1500 sec.

 

 

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Posted in 2018, Blog, Macro Photography, Nature Photography, Wildflowers
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