Playin’ the Bells




After posting my first-of-year Virginia Bluebell in bloom on Friday, I headed back out to see if the bloom had progressed further. I was pleasantly surprised to find many bluebells in bloom. Here are a few of my favorite images I captured this past Friday in the rural Missouri woodland: With so many brilliant blue […]

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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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Fun Friday: Surrounded by Pink




Today’s “Fun Friday” post was one that caught my eye while photographing this past week in the local Missouri woodland. A single Virginia Bluebell bloom was surrounded by pink buds: Today, I’m setting up my booth for the 2016 Stillwater Arts Festival, in downtown Stillwater, Oklahoma. If you live or will be in the area […]

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Time for Seeding!




One last look at some of the early spring wildflowers, before they “melt” away. In this first photo, the Virginia Bluebells are at peak bloom right now and show themselves off nicely: In this next photo, a bluebell plant has hit peak bloom and is now starting the process of developing seeds which will later […]

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I Can’t Get Too Much of These!




Today I’m featuring some more Virginia bluebells (aka, Virginia cowslip) wildflower images captured at one of my “shorty” Woodland Wildflower workshops last week. These are one of my favorite woodland wildflowers and the landscape can become quite breathtaking when there are hundreds of these beauties blooming at the same time! They should continue blooming for […]

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The Beauty of a Hard Freeze




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Virginia Bluebells Ready to “Pop”




Yesterday, I made a short trip to the woodland where I conduct my spring woodland wildflower photography workshops. Things are really going to town! I found several wildflowers up and getting ready to bloom, as well as other wildflower species that have emerged through the leaf litter and will follow the “early risers” in the […]

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Those Bloomin’ Bells




Each time I wander the nearby woodlands, I find more and more progress with wildflower blooms. Yesterday, the Bluebells (Mertensia virginica) were beginning to bloom in large groups: And with the many blooms, I noticed a large increase of pollinators to the wildflowers, particularly to the Bluebells.  On my next workshop to this area (Monday), […]

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Wildflower Peek-A-Boo




During my woodland walk a few days ago, the Bluebells (Mertensia virginica) wildflowers were playing Peek-A-Boo with me. I noticed that the leaves of the many bluebell plants were hiding many small buds, that could only be seen from a specific angle. Once I saw this, I maneuvered my tripod down close to the ground […]

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From Buds to Blooms




After our recent cold snap and snow, yesterday I went back to the nearby woodlands where I love to photograph spring woodland wildflowers. As I had suspected, the Virginia Bluebells were really beginning to burst into bloom. I couldn’t “weed out” my favorite images, so I decided to feature these 6 images. See if you […]

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