Strange title for a post about summer wildflowers don’t you think ? Let me clear it up for you as best as I can, yesterday I spent the afternoon searching for wildflowers along a few of our old country roads here in Madison Indiana, the wind was giving me fits and the sun was beating down on me like I was in Death Valley. The search was starting to really take it out of me physically and emotionally, I would find a great batch of flowers and they would be consumed by the blinding sunlight or I would find something in the shade and the wind would blow like a small tornado.
I was tiring quickly of the constant driving ,stopping and pulling out equipment getting back in and then starting all over again !! After a good two hours of driving time I drove into a deep tree lined ravine in Eastern Jefferson County and came across a good stand of flowers right on the road and so close to each other that I actually pulled right into them with my truck.
They were perfectly shaded and the wind stopped blowing for the first time that afternoon, as I pulled out all of my equipment and other photo essentials. I left the stereo on and the back door to my vehicle open, as I set up and started shooting. Everything worked perfectly for me and I churned out a variety of pictures of three different flowers, getting some nice images.
And maybe now you may have guessed as I started to fire away with my remote release, in the background cranking out of my stereo was a little tune by The Stones “Gimme Shelter” maybe it was a gift from Mick and the Boys but whatever it was it worked and for once things were really clicking as I shot away at all the beautiful flowers. So in honor of the afternoon I am sharing the video from The Stones with you and a couple of the many shots I got!!
BTW..The two images I am sharing are a Wild Chicory and Crown Beard.