More Frosty Bluebells




Today I’m featuring some more Virginia Bluebell (Mertensia virginica) wildflowers, captured in frosty conditions this past Monday morning: And a couple more focus-stacked images. This first one was prepared by combining 28 individual images: And another focus-stacked image, prepared by combining 29 individual images: Coming up, a few more wildflowers that are currently blooming on […]

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The Beauty of a Hard Freeze




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Brrrr … Early Morning Hike




After my early morning shoot of the “near Venus-Moon occultation”, I decided to hike around the prairie and see what was going on. One thing for sure, it was quite cold! Temperatures were just below freezing and everything was looking like a winter wonderland. Not a lot of wildlife activity, but here are some early […]

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A Frosted Memory!




Temperatures this morning are expected in the 30’s and there are “frost warnings” out for rural areas not far from my rural Missouri home. With these warnings in place, I vividly recall a similar situation a few years ago, when I hiked a frosted prairie and found my little friend, “Frosty”: When I first came […]

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First Freeze, Part 2




Today’s post features more frosty images from Missouri’s first hard freeze, this past Saturday morning. The plant in today’s post is unidentified. It was captured in a large wildflower/bulb garden: Combining 19 images, I also got this focus-stacked image: The focus-stacked image is not as crisp as I’d like. There was a bit of a […]

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First Freeze, Part 1




This past Saturday morning, Missouri experienced it’s first hard freeze of 2014. Temperatures early Saturday morning were in the low to mid 20’s and frost covered most outdoor plants. Grabbing my camera and tripod, I spend a cold morning photographing some of the frost-covered plants in my rural Missouri gardens. In Part 1 of this […]

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Working At Home




Brrrrrrrr … getting cold in the morning here. So cold, that I decided to “work at home” the other morning. That way, I would be close to the house … and warmth! I should clarify things. I love the fall and winter, and even enjoy getting out in the brisk mornings. But the first few […]

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Frosty Hogback




On the final morning of my recent covered bridge photo trip, an early morning trip to the Hogback covered bridge was filled with photo opps. Temperatures were in the 20’s (F) and there was a blanket of heavy frost all over the landscape! Fortunately, I had my macro lens with me on the trip, so […]

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Fall Colors on the Prairie




(This post originally published in October 2010) Here are a few images I recently took in the Prairie Meadow, exhibiting the fall colors that are now upon us. The first image is a sunflower that is covered with the early morning frost:   The meadow is covered with Smooth Sumac that is now showing their […]

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When Hell Freezes Over (Re-post)




(This post originally published in October 2010) Yesterday morning was spent in my nearby Prairie Meadow. During the evening news the night before, the weather forecast was “colder temperatures with frost”. Now anytime I hear the words “frost” or “fog” or “snow”, I already have my arms full of camera gear and one foot out […]

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