One of my favorite native wildflowers that grow here in the Madison Indiana area. The blue of a fresh blooming bluebell is one of the most beautifully striking colors in nature and one that must be seen close up. Adding in the lovely contrasting purple colors make this an extremely lovely sight to behold.
So if you get a chance try hiking thru some of the amazing gorges and hillsdies that line the Ohio River here in Southern Indiana and take a closer look at this little gem !!
Sorry for the absence on posting wildflowers this spring but I am right in the middle of a stretch of weddings that is keeping me busy. So this morning I have a minute and thought I might share some images of one of my favorite wildflowers from here in Southern Indiana and that is the Virginia Bluebell.
The Virginia Bluebell is a erect plant with smooth gray-green foliage and nodding clusters of pink buds that open into light blue trumpet-shaped flowers. The 1-2 ft. branched and arching stems of Virginia bluebells bear large drooping, terminal clusters of lavender-blue, bell-shaped flowers. Large, gray-green, oval leaves line the stems of this perennial.
When it grows in masses, this species makes a spectacular show, especially in the Midwest. I tend to find them growing along stream banks and steep hillsides here in Southern Indiana.
I have found colonies of this plant that covered entire hillsides in some of the gorges that line the Ohio River near Madison Indiana, I especially enjoy photographing one colony that grows at Clifty Falls State Park.
Virginia Bluebells are one of the most amazing wildflowers to view and photograph and I could never imagine a wildflower season without taking the time to stop and enjoy this wonderful little wildflower. Thanks for stopping by and taking a look and I hope you enjoy the pics I have included with this post !!
Sitting here gazing out the window we actually have precipitation that isn’t frozen for once and the temperature isn’t all that bad, low fifties, but it still seems like an eternity till spring arrives. The weather isn’t forecast to get much warmer in the next week or so and after a hike at Clifty Falls State Park yesterday things aren’t looking good at all for a bloom in the near future.
So here is another image from last year, this time I wanted to share one of my all time favorite wildflowers the Virginia Bluebell.
If you plan on getting out and photographing wildflowers this spring the Virginia Bluebell is a beautiful subject to look for. Thanks for stopping by and taking a look !!
A light at the end of the tunnel looks like this is the last really cold night and temps here in Madison are supposed to start rising into the 60-70 degree mark the next week..it’s time !!
It has been an incredible show so far, best wildflower bloom I have seen in at least five years, Clifty Falls State Park has been putting on show the last few days that don’t come around often. I spent yesterday evening in the gorge at Clifty Falls and have never seen so many varieties blooming at once and the colors are so vibrant I can’t begin to describe them !!
The ground was virtually covered in Blue-Eyed Marys and Virginia Bluebells, and in between Wild Phlox and false Rue Anemone added a great contrast to the vivid colors. I have been able to really get a lot of great shots this year, hopefully this trend will continue this spring !!
I think the peak is right now and probably after this weekend things will go downhill fast, so if you want to see the show this weekend should be your best bet !!
Here are some more shots from Southern Indiana and Clifty I hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I did in capturing their beauty , thanks for stopping by and taking a look !!