Monthly Archives: April 2008

“Wild Phlox”

Shot at Clifty Falls Park, there has been an abundance of wildflowers this year, especially abundant is the Wild Phlox a beautiful purple to light blue wildflower that grows in deep rich woodlands and gorges that dot our countryside.

They can grow in individual little clumps are in clusters as large as 20-30 plants, they grow to about 12 inches tall and their sweet fragrance will spread all around the forest they grow in. They are a great flower to photograph because of their saturated colors and their tendency to grow in open areas in the forest that are easy to photograph. They tend to bloom here in the Madison Indiana area around the middle to late April and they weather the elements well.

So if you ever out in the woods and want to photograph a neat little wildflower, give these a guys a shot you might be happy with the results.

“Virginia Bluebells from Indiana”

I have been spending a lot of time photographing wildflowers here in the Madison Indiana area and also the Smokey Mountains that I am just now getting around to posting some here for you to view.

I shot these Virginia Bluebells at Clifty Falls State Park early last week before I headed off on vacation, I really liked the blue coloring in these and they turned out to be pretty nice.

Thanks for taking a look and I should have a lot more images to follow !!

“Dutchman’s Breeches”

The wildflowers here in Southern Indiana are really starting to put on a show, now if I could ever get the wind to stop blowing long enough to where I could a few more shots I would be more than happy, but I will take what I can get.

I shot these little flowers the other night at Clifty Falls and I don’t think they turned out to bad for such a windy evening. The Dutchman’s Breeches are a funky little flower that resemble someones trouser’s, hence the name I guess, but when the wind blows they are a beast to shoot and I try not spend a whole lot of time trying to shoot one.

Hopefully I will be able to get a wider variety of wildflowers the next couple of weeks and share them with you. It is great time to be outdoors right now so even if I don’t get a bunch of keeper shots I will still be happy to be outside.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look !

Spring is Finally Here !!

After a very long cold and snowy winter spring finally came to Southern Indiana and Madison, the wildflowers are really bursting out all over the place and I have been getting a few decent shots, everyday brings forth more color and varieties so I should have a few images to post real soon.

I took a hike the night before last and got a few flower images but I also got this image of the cascade below Hoffman Falls in Clifty Fall State Park, the sun was setting behind me and gave the scene a shot of some interesting light. I am not sure I like the bright spot on the right side of the image, but I still think it turned out pretty good.

The creeks and falls are running wide open since we have received about 20 inches of rain since March 1, no kidding 20 inches, so I have been getting a few landscape shots as well. All in all it looks like spring may turn out a lot better than I first thought it would.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.