Category Archives: Wildflowers

Blog posts that describe or contain nature photographs of wildflowers.

Perched in the Wildflowers

Today’s post features an image I captured on one of my last photo trips to Minnesota. While driving the Sherburne NWR, I came across a nice patch of wildflowers that was very busy with pollinators and other insects. This nice red dragonfly captured my attention as it’s red body contrasted nicely with the yellows of […]

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Colorado Sings the Blues

I’m glad to be back at the computer … been busy with lots of things and have not had internet for a few days. So it’s nice to be able to get back online! Today’s post features a lovely blue wildflower, the Blue Columbine that can be found growing about the wonderful San Juan Mountains […]

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Colorful Colorado

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! I’ve been visiting with family and friends, and now it’s time to get back to “work”! Today’s post features a couple of colorful landscapes from a trip to Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, captured a few years ago. When entering Colorado, there are several signs that welcome you to “Colorful […]

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Head in the Clouds

Today’s post features some morning landscape photos I captured in Glacier National Park (Montana) a few years ago.  Made me “homesick” for the mountains as I prepared this blog post! In early morning, at high altitude on the Going-to-the-Sun Road, the landscape can often be quite dramatic:   Once the sun is up and the […]

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Rocky Mtn Senior Citizen

Today’s post features an interesting wildflower I found growing all along the road to the top of Mount Evans (Colorado). Commonly called “The Old Man on the Mountain”, it seems to certainly live up to it’s name! Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 1D Mark 3 body Canon 28-135mm f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens, and Canon 180mm f/3.5 macro […]

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In Love With a Bluebell

Today’s post features a Bumblebee that is “head over heels” in love with a Virginia Bluebell … busy collecting nectar from a spring bell:   Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 7D body Canon 180mm f/3.5 macro lens Bogen 3221 tripod, with ballhead ISO 400 Aperture f/8 Shutter Speed 1/200 sec.    

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Fun Friday: Been Drinking Again?

Even if you haven’t, today’s image may have you thinking you have endulged! While hiking Mount Evans (Colorado), I came upon this very interesting and unusual wildflower. Called Little Pink Elephants, aka Elephant Heads, I found several of these plants (called “herds”) growing along the lower elevation trails. This wildflower grows as a dense, vertical […]

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UFO’s

Today’s post features a couple of UFO’s (Unidentified Fuzzy Objects … well, at least one is) that I found yesterday while working in the church butterfly garden, here at the Lake of the Ozarks, MO. By the way, I counted 21 Monarch butterfly caterpillars busy chomping away on the milkweed … wonder how many I […]

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Build It, They Will Come!

Today’s post features one of the many Clearwing Hummingbird Moths that has been busy in our church butterfly garden, here at the Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, that I established a little over a year ago. Built to encourage Monarchs to propagate here (which it does), it has also been attracting lots of Clearwing Hummingbird […]

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One Egg, Over Easy

Today’s post features a very small, Monarch butterfly egg that I found on a milkweed leaf in our Lake of the Ozarks (MO) church butterfly garden yesterday. Working very carefully, I removed that leaf and relocated it to one of my mesh, butterfly enclosures at home. I have a camera and macro lens focused on […]

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