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Here a Duck, There a Duck

Withing the past few days, I was pleasantly surprised to see a Wood Duck hen with 7 little ducklings, as they swam past me as I worked in a friend’s yard at the Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri). Here are some images I captured as the group filed by me: About the same time, I […]

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Small, White Beauty

Today’s post features another wildflower I found along the trails of Ha Ha Tonka State Park (Missouri). I’m pretty sure this little, white beauty is Rue Anemone, but welcome any correction I may have made to this ID. While hiking the Natural Bridge Trail this spring, I found lots of different woodland wildflowers along the […]

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Blue Phlox

During my recent wildflower trek on the Natural Bridge Trail, in Ha Ha Tonka State Park (MO), I ran across several patches of Blue Phlox (aka, Wild Sweet William) just starting to bloom. Here are a couple of images of these blue beauties: I always love seeing the unfurled petals of the phlox, as it […]

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A Near White-Out

Today’s post features more Flowering Dogwoods (Missouri’s state tree) that were blooming profusely last week in the Lake of the Ozarks area. These images were captured along a rural roadside, on my way to check out an active bald eagle’s nest. Well, the eagle’s nest seemed to unoccupied (unless an eagle was very low in […]

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Missouri’s State Tree

I’m back home after a wonderful Easter trip. During this trip, I was able to get out and capture some more woodland wildflowers. One morning, while hiking in Ha Ha Tonka State Park, I came upon a lot of wonderful wildflowers. But the subject of today’s post, captured along this trail, is the Flowering Dogwood, […]

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Bellringers Everywhere!

Today’s post features some of the hundreds of Virginia Bluebell wildflowers I came across during my recent woodland hike, near my rural Missouri home: I always look forward to my spring woodland hikes, where the woodland floor often appears to be blue in color, due to the abundant Virginia Bluebells. Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 5D […]

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The Beauty of Spring

A couple of days ago, I wandered the woodland area of my neighbor’s rural land, looking for spring wildflowers. A great outing and many species of wildflowers were observed during this hike. In today’s post, I’m featuring a couple of images of one of our earliest woodland wildflowers, the Spring Beauty (Claytonia virginica). The Spring […]

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Bell Ringing Time!

Today’s post features the first clump of Virginia Bluebells that I found this morning on my rural Missouri landscape: The bells are not fully opened yet, but that will happen very quickly.  Headed out shortly to see what other spring woodland wildflowers are smiling at me! Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 5D Mark 3 body Canon […]

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Symbols of Spring

Today’s post features some of the early spring bulb flowers that are now telling me it’s spring time in Missouri! These images were captured over the past couple of days in my rural Missouri landscape: Over the next few days, I expect to go looking for woodland wildflowers, which should be starting to bloom. Photographic […]

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Time for Bluebells to Ring

Today’s post contains some macro images that I captured on my rural Missouri property on Wednesday. Virginia Bluebell wildflowers are one of the first wildflowers to appear in my woodlands. After a long, cold winter, these little babies are about ready to pop! Here are some of my favorite images: When the rains end, I […]

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