Category Archives: Flower

Hot as a Firecracker!

Today’s post features a couple of landscape photographs I captured during one of my photo trips to South Dakota’s Badlands National Park. The Badlands area is very diverse, and depending on when you visit, you can experience bitterly cold winds, or a landscape with dry, parched grounds that pretty much supports only wildflowers and some […]

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This Year Goes to the Dogs!

Today’s post features one of my favorite photographic subject in the Missouri Ozarks … the beautiful Dogwood trees in bloom, in early spring! And in this year, particularly, it seems the abundance and boldness of the beautiful blooms are better than the past couple of years … dogwoods were blooming around every bend in the […]

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Second ‘Lifer’

Today’s post features a second “lifer” wildflower I photographed on my recent photo/camping trip to Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park, located in Missouri’s Ozarks … Woodland Stonecrop: The Woodland Stonecrop is in the sedum family, a succulent plant. I ran upon this as I recently hiked the woodland glade trail at Johnson’s Shut-Ins. It took a […]

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A Small Beauty

Well, I’m back in the (indoors) office! Missed not posting last week, but had a plethora of things going on … maintaining my Ozarks (Missouri) butterfly garden, shopping and planting new plants, and having some real fun watching our Canada Goose dock nest (yes, a pair of geese nested in a large flower pot on […]

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Hot Pink

Today’s post features another woodland glade wildflower that I saw on my hikes through Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park (in the Missouri Ozarks). The Fire Pink wildflowers are always great to see, although I only saw a single clump of them during my glade hikes. As spring is beginning to show leaves on trees/plants, and some […]

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Not Exactly the Cat’s Meow

Today’s post features a couple of macro images I captured last week during my camping trip to Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park (located in the Missouri Ozarks). While hiking some of the woodland glade trails, there were abundant colonies of Pussytoes wildflowers growing. Pussytoes were given this name due to the fuzzy flowerheads. Pussytoes are also […]

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Found: A ‘Lifer’ Wildflower

Last week I was quiet … I went on a camping trip to one of my favorite Missouri State Parks, Johnson’s Shut-Ins. Nothing like camping in April, with temperatures like January!!! A cold front came through and I was camping in night temperatures in the mid-20’s … awakening to find a gallon of water frozen, […]

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The Bellworts Are Back

Today’s post features some spring woodland wildflowers that I photographed a week ago at Fiery Fork CA, in the Missouri Ozarks … the Bellwort wildflower. I always enjoy finding these beauties, usually growing in small groups along the rich, woodland slopes. Here are a few of my favorites. Many Bellwort flowers emerging from the woodland […]

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Mature Trillium

Today’s post features some macro photographs of mature Trillium wildflowers, captured recently along the Natural Bridge Trail of Ha Ha Tonka State Park (in the Missouri Ozarks). Trillium, or “Wake Robin” are wildflowers that grow in spring in many of Missouri’s woodlands. Earlier, I featured some young plants … today’s post features some mature plants, […]

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Ending the Week With a Little Beauty

Today’s post features some of Missouri’s earliest wildflowers that I find every year … Spring Beauties. The images in this post came from both Ha Ha Tonka State Park, and Fiery Fork Conservation Area, both in the Missouri Ozarks. Here are some of my favorites: These wildflowers are small and cheery, and make a bold […]

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