Blue Phlox

During my recent wildflower trek on the Natural Bridge Trail, in Ha Ha Tonka State Park (MO), I ran across several patches of Blue Phlox (aka, Wild Sweet William) just starting to bloom. Here are a couple of images of these blue beauties: I always love seeing the unfurled petals of the phlox, as it […]

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A “Lifer” Wildflower, a “Spinoff”

Playing off yesterday’s post, “A ‘Lifer’ Prairie Wildflower”, today’s post features a very similar wildflower as yesterday’s phlox. In fact, it likely is the same species, just a slight color deviation, a pinkish cast, rather than white: More prairie wildflowers to follow :o) Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 5D Mark 3 body Canon EF 180mm, f/3.5 […]

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A “Lifer” Prairie Wildflower

During my photo outing on Snowball Hill Prairie last week, I captured a new wildflower for me. After researching it, I believe it to be a prairie phlox, but not sure of the species. I thought it might be Phlox paniculata, but my wildflower book shows it blooms from July to October … and we’re […]

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First Seen on Saturday

(Note:  If you have previously signed up for my e-mail blog post notification, but have not been receiving it, you may begin receiving it, as of this post. I have had someone working on the problems associated with this automated system and they believe they have found an issue and corrected it. Only time will […]

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Blue Phlox, Post 2

In yesterday’s post, I featured some individual flower/plant images of the Blue Phlox woodland wildflowers. In today’s post, I’m featuring images of groups of Blue Phlox growing in small colonies: As mentioned in my last post, this has to be the best display of Blue Phlox at this location that I’ve seen! Can it get […]

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FOY Phlox

Yesterday was another busy day. I began the day with a classroom session with a new student, with an emphasis on getting the correct exposure. We covered a variety of topics, but most of the time was spent on learning how to properly read the histogram and how to correct our exposures using Exposure Compensation. […]

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Blue with Envy

Today’s focus is on another Missouri woodland wildflower that is currently blooming very profusely. The Phlox (Phlox divaricata), or sometimes called “Wild Sweet William” is a wonderful woodland wildflower to find, growing about a foot tall. The Latin name “divaricata” means “spreading” and this plant certainly spreads. Where you find one plant, you will typically […]

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