Calm before the Storm

Sitting here tonight waiting for the big one, the big one being a winter storm. According to the weather folk on social media this is going to be our biggest storm in quite a few years, since we really haven’t had a major accumulation in the past five years it shouldn’t be difficult to top it.

Our last really big snow was in 2004 I believe and topped out around twenty inches. I don’t think we beat that but you never know and if we do it should make for some crazy photography.

All these images I have posted here came from last week and that was just six inches so twelve plus will really make these more impressive. But with the weather you never know what it is going to happen so we will just have to see how it pans out.

“Reaching for the Light”

The warm weather and storms the last couple of days have just been a tease for what is about to break out around Madison Indiana, by the end of this month the gorges and canyons that line the Ohio River here in Southern Indiana will come alive with a rich variety of beautiful wildflowers, this area boasts one of the best displays of wildflowers in the Midwest.

One of the best places to hike and view the wildflowers is in Clifty Falls State Park, the park happens to be one of the best areas that I have photographed wildflowers and it doesn’t hurt that it is just a few miles form my front door. From the early season Bloodroot to the late blooming Wild Columbine you can’t beat Clifty or any of the other public or private lands that surround my home town for photographing these beautiful little gems.

The image I have posted I actually shot few a years back  in Clifty and I reprocessed it and thought I might post it again just to get ready for the annual bloom. I really loved how the fern unfurling seems to be reaching for the light..hence the title.

Hopefully the weather will cooperate with me this year, unlike last years horrible weather, and I will b able to get some great shots to share with you. Hope you enjoy the pic and thanks for stopping by, and click the image for best result.