I captured these two Monarchs perpetuating the species and keeping the Monarch migration alive.
This couples offspring will be emerging from their chrysalis anytime now and will then begin their nearly three thousand mile migration to central Mexico for the winter.
I captured these two little lovers just outside Madison Indiana in a wildflower field filled with iron-weed and common milkweed for which the milkweed is the host plant for this beautiful butterfly. The milkweed is the only plant that the Monarch will lay its eggs on and the caterpillars will then eat the milkweed and begin the cycle anew.
The milkweed has been disappearing from its native areas because of over spraying and mowing of roadside ditches and fields which has caused a massive decline in the population of the monarch.
Although there has been a great deal of publicity on the plight of the monarchs which in the short term may help their numbers increase there still needs to be a much larger effort in restoring the fields and other natural areas back to their native state to bring back the population to its once incredible numbers !!
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Here are a few shots of the Broadway Fountain from here in Madison Indiana, when you are looking for something cool to post on your blog and can’t seem to find something that really interests you the fountain is always a go to post lol !!
The fountains offers a variety of seasonal compositions that make it an amazing subject to photograph. From the Christmas lights with snow to the spring time back ground of red-bud the summer green with flowers and my favorite time of all the beautiful fall leaves that frame it so well.
If you travel to Madison it is always a sure bet to stop by the fountain, you can never go wrong photographing this amazing structure it makes a wonderful image to capture on your trip.
Thanks for stopping by a having a look!
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 !!
Since my last post contained way too many words here is a quick shot of the Broadway Fountain in Madison Indiana.
Cypress trees with their beautiful reflections line the swamps and waterways at Muscatatuck NWR in late fall !!
I am sure I probably shared these before one time or another but I thought it might be nice to put them out their again for people to see. Madison is such a beautiful place it never hurts to show it off a bit.
Madison with all it’s beautiful architecture and many festivals is a great place to visit. And the natural diversity that surrounds Madison is second to none,if you love photography you will love this place.
Fall is fast approaching and the of the Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art will be next weekend and would be a great time to travel to our little river town and enjoy all the fine amenities we have to offer.
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Here is one of my takes on the Broadway Fountain probably the most photographed site in Madison Indiana. I could probably go on and on with info about the fountain and will do it in the future but for now just thought I might share one of my favorite images of the hundreds I have captured from this historic site !!
The park itself is used for everything from weddings to music and is a cool stop on a summer day.The fountain is a beautiful piece of architectural work and is a must see when visiting Madison.
Hope you enjoy the image and thanks for stopping by to take a look !!