Meanwhile, back at the ranch …
After taking a little time off from the blog, I feel recharged and ready to go! After returning from my Oklahoma art festival, I felt the need to just “kick back” and enjoy life a little bit. In my absence, I have weeded and pruned back my butterfly garden, bought and planted about a dozen more butterfly-beneficial plants, and been out most mornings photographing the woodland wildflowers around my rural Missouri home. And I must say that the display right now is incredible! I’ll be sharing those images soon.
In today’s post, I’m featuring some woodland wildflowers that I planted under the canopy of my tree-covered circle drive. Last fall, I picked up some Variegated False Solomon’s Seal and cleared out a small area where they were planted. Just recently, I noticed they were alive and well, and making their initial appearance in my circle drive:
On April 12, while checking the woodlands for signs of wildflower activity, I first noticed a few stalks of the Solomon’s Seal peaking their heads above the leaf litter:
Two weeks later, I now have a nice display of these beauties:
At the same time I planted the Variegated False Solomon’s Seal, I also planted a Wild Ginger plant. It, too, is doing really well.
Stay tuned for some wonderful, woodland wildflowers!
Photographic Equipment Used:
- Canon 5D Mark III body
- Canon 180mm, f/3.5 macro lens
- ISO 200 (top image) and ISO 400 (all other images)
- Aperture f/3.5 (all images)
- Shutter 1/180 sec. to 1/1500 sec.