Category Archives: wildflower portrait

04.28.2020 Pants!

Today is Mary Beth and my 36th.  Exactly now half my life has been filled with marital bliss thanks to her wonderfulness.  The scale is definitely balanced in my favor as she got the short end of the stick. She’s … Continue reading

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04.23.2020-2 A little something to pretty up your day

Bloodroot Beauty

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04.20.2020-2 Floral Memory

Some shy Wild Oats, one of our spring ephemerals. Mine are not up yet and I was without my car as it had a couple of recalls to be sorted out so something from the archives. Also called Sessile-leaved Bellwort-Uvularia … Continue reading

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04.17.2020 Living Large on a Ledge

Another wildflower found on the ledges near yesterday’s waterfall is Early Small-flowered Saxifrage-Micranthes virginiensis. Despite my title, referring more to the plant’s success growing on rock than size, this is a tiny wildflower and the inflorescence is not very big at … Continue reading

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04.12.2020 Silent Sunday

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04.09.2020-2 Say “Hi” to a few of my buds

Yeah, another columbine post so soon. This is current growth though. Most of the columbines I shared the other day grow on some ledges I visit every year for spring ephemerals. That’s where I went on Monday morning hoping to … Continue reading

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04.04.2020-2 Monochrome Trillium

Decided to stay home and work on more old files. These red trilliums should be coming out now, this was on March 31, 2012. I decided that the bud really needed to be the star but like the leaf texture … Continue reading

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03.22.2020 Silent Sunday Annual

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03.19.2020-2 Welcome Spring.

It’s been a great season for ice photography but now…bring on the flowers.  Still a bit soon here but the anticipation can start building. One of our earlies…Red Trillium-Trillium erectum 2010.

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02.28.2020 Friday Flashback – More Anticipation

Amongst our earliest spring ephemerals are the hepaticas, in this case Blunt-lobed-Anemone americana…aka-Round-lobed. Once open, the flower is one of a few colors, white, blue, purple, or pink. Hepatica has been used as a herbal remedy for a variety of … Continue reading

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