Here is another beautiful little wildflower that grows in abundance here in the Madison Indiana area. Right now this great flower is growing in large clusters along the wooded hillsides and ravines in the eastern part of our county.
They have a very small bloom on them but the color of that bloom and the vast number of them make for a dazzling display for you to enjoy.
Right now a ride thru the eastern side of the county is actually a great time to see all the wonderful wildflowers that are right now blooming in full glory.
Hope you enjoy the image and thanks for taking a look !!
Thought I would share another great butterfly from southern Indiana, the Common Buckeye, photographed at Big Oaks NWR near Madison Indiana. Maybe the most beautiful butterfly that inhabits our area and certainly one of my favorite.
The color and markings on their wings is really quite amazing and they are a joy to photograph and view as well. But they can also be quite skittish which makes it very hard to view let alone photograph.
A very cautious approach and movements kept to a minimum are a must when stalking this little gem. Try to keep low to the ground so you can keep your profile broken up.
Thanks for stopping by and having a look !!
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 !!
Here is another example of one of the many waterfalls that grace Jefferson County Indiana. Chain Mill Falls is located near Hanover just outside of Madison.
Sitting at the back of a beautiful gorge that leads into the Ohio River this falls was used to power a grist mill over a hundred years ago and was also a tourist stop for riverboat travelers along the Ohio River.
The tourists were carted up the steep gorge to view the falls by a ski lift type system that I believe was also powered by the falls.
When the waterfall is at high flow there are not many more beautiful sites to view in Indiana !!
This slideshow is an example of just a few of the many wildflowers that I captured this year here in Jefferson County Indiana. They were all photographed in Clifty Falls State Park earlier this spring.
Some of the best wildflower displays I have ever witnessed came from our own backyard and if giving a chance you should get out and experience the wonderful natural diversity that this area has to offer.
Clifty Falls State Park, Splinter Ridge FWA and Big Oaks NWR are just a few places to go and view the beautiful display of wildflowers that inhabit our home.