Category Archives: Wildflowers

Blog posts that describe or contain nature photographs of wildflowers.

More Signs of Spring




After the recent snowfall, I also found some early, woodland wildflowers growing around my rural property. The Virginia Bluebells had some small buds, still being covered by the leaves, trying to poke out: I then set up my camera on a tripod to capture some images for Focus-stacking: This focus-stacked image was made by capturing […]

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Frozen Goodies, Part 1




After our recent ice storm, I took my macro lens and tripod and wandered around my 9.5 acres, finding some wonderful frozen goodies. Right off my front porch, I captured this image of some landscape grasses that line the walkway from the drive to the house (this is a good example of why I don’t […]

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Faves of 4Q 2016




  Fourth quarter began as usual, with foliage showing the signs of fall, such as this Slender Bush Clover found on Snowball Hill Prairie: Not far from the clover, I found 3 Rough Blazing Stars: And I have to include one of my favorite finds at a local hardware store, some fun-loving Mums (which 2 […]

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Faves of 3Q 2016




Third Quarter 2016 was photographically slow starting out. My wife had just passed and I was busy taking care of her estate. And at that time, my desire to get out and photograph was at a new, all-time low. But after a lot of soul searching, I knew I had to return to what was […]

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Faves of 2Q 2016




Today’s post features some of my favorite memories and images of nature that I photographed during the months of April, May and June. If you missed the first quarter’s images, you can find them here (“Faves of 1Q 2016”). Now, on to the second quarter! In spring and early summer, I am usually busy photographing […]

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Faves of 1Q 2016




Finally, 2016 is behind us and in the books! For me, 2016 was a mixed bag. I had some awesome travels and some great photo opps in the year. But 2016 was also a very rough time; midway through the year, I lost my traveling companion and best friend, my wife of nearly 18 years. […]

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A Little Rough Around the Edges




Today’s post comes from one of my fall trips to Snowball Hill Prairie in rural Cass County, Missouri. At the top of the hill, a few Rough Blazing Star (Liatris aspera) wildflowers were growing when I visited. Here are a few of my favorite images: And a single Rough Blazing Star composed itself in the […]

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Fall on the Prairie




On a recent photo trip to Snowball Hill Prairie, I found the Slender Bush Clover (Lespedeza virginica) showing off their rendition of fall colors. Growing 3 to 4 feet tall, the flowers are favorites among some of the prairie birds at Snowball Hill. It seems that every time I venture near these bushy plants, scores […]

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Fall Aster Color




The fall landscape is beginning to show it’s fall colors on my rural Missouri land. Today’s post features one of my many fall asters that are now brilliantly showing their fall colors: This was a focus-stacked image I captured a few days ago. Using a very large aperture (f/3.5), I captured 21 images, varying the […]

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Fun Friday: A Typical Morning!




Wednesday evening, the local weathermen forecast Thursday morning, using the F-bomb twice … Frost and Fog. Anytime these are forecast, it’s time to set the alarm clock for an early morning of nature photography! So, like a good little nature photographer, I set out all my equipment … camera, tripod, batteries, cards, long underwear, coat, […]

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