Wow, what a whirlwind the last three weeks has been …since I last posted I have had 7 Senior Portrait sessions, shot a wonderful artists work from here in Madison Indiana and then spent 6 days in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park photographing wildflowers !!
I have actually got a minute or two to sit down and share a few more shots of the great wildflower bloom from Clifty Falls State Park, the only disappointing thing in this years bloom is how fast it happened and then ended, other then that this has been one of the best I have witnessed especially down in the Smokys which I will post about later.
Here are a few more examples of the beautiful flowers that I photographed in Clifty Falls State Park..Garlic Mustard, White Trillium and Squirrel Corn. All three are very neat and unique flower that grows in our area and all are beautiful in their own little way as well !!
I hope you enjoy viewing these wonderful little wildflowers as much as I did photographing them and if you get a chance check back in later to see the flowers from the East Tennessee Mountains, hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by !!
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 !!
The wildflowers are still blooming fast ans furious here in Madison Indiana, just about every early species is in full bloom, including Virginia Bluebell, Wild Phlox and Squirrel Corn all pictured here. The weather has been outstanding and the bloom is amazing the only foreseeable problem has been a lack of moisture and the speed of which the bloom has been progressing.
I can see most of the early bloom past peak by next week and then the later flowers blooming thru the next couple of weeks and then it will probably be gone, usually by that time the early blooms would be peaking, so it looks like the bloom is running a couple weeks ahead of schedule. I can’t control that just hopefully be out in the woods when it is at it’s peak !!!
Here are three different wildflower images I got earlier today all three are peaking as we speak and hopefully I will be able to get a few more shots of them thru the weekend, there is heavy rain in the forecast which would actually help some and keep the blooms from drying out.
Clifty Falls is ablaze right now with all the beautiful color palettes that these early season wildflowers have to offer. Ina couple more weeks it will be gone so if you have the chance to hike the park now would be a great time to get out and view this beautiful display of nature before it disappears !!
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look !!
The wildflowers are really exploding here in Madison Indiana especially at Clifty Falls State Park, it seems like every early wildflower is blooming at once making it very difficult to try and shoot just one species at a time…but I am not complaining !!
I am sharing three of the early bloomers in the Hepatica, Rue Anemone and Bloodroot…all three are blooming profusely now and making for quite a beautiful hike thru the park. This is one of those times where i really enjoy macro photography, I have been getting some great shots and hopefully weather permitting it looks like it’s going to be a quick but potentially exceptional wildflower season here in Southern Indiana !!
Not going to spend much writing now I need to get back out and fill my cards with as many shots as possible before it all ends, thanks for stopping by and taking a look and hope to see you out in the woods and canyons here in Madison !!
The woods are really starting to come to life with fresh spring greenery , the first subjects I found were White Trout Lily (pictured first) these great little flowers are everywhere this year and the reason for their namesake is the pattern on the leaf looks like the patterns on a trout. They are a tough specimen to photograph because of the way the bloom seems to nod over making it nearly impossible to view the stamens on this subject.
Another flower in full bloom is the Hepatica, they also have taken over the canyons and gorges of Clifty Falls with their beautiful white and blue blooms, the biggest disadvantage of shooting them is any little breeze keeps them hopping for a good while…patience is a must with these flowers.
My last image is just of the evening light enveloping the blooms of some nondescript bush in the beautiful warmth of the early spring sunset. I tried getting out tonight but heavy thunderstorms and rain held me at bay, so tomorrow morning will be my next trip in.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at mt images, clicking on them will get you the best results for viewing, have a great evening !!