Elusive Wildflowers Part 6 – Wood Lily

Serendipity. Isn't that a great word?  Almost as good as propinquity.  But I digress. I say serendipity because a couple days ago I was thinking about wildflowers and how much I'd like to discover some wood lily in my travels.  My parents had one growing in the front yard when I was a kid, and... Continue Reading →

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Elusive Wildflowers Part 4 – Indian Cucumber Root

This little wonder hides in plain sight.  For years I've been marching past stands of them, ignoring them as just part of the undergrowth.  This year though I looked closer and wondered what they were.  Then the other day I noticed they made the most delicately strange little flowers under those leaves.  I wasn't prepared... Continue Reading →

Requiring Some Delicacy

They aren't showy or rare, but I couldn't resist the artful arrangement of leaves in the early morning sun.  I have shot them before, but not with a flower closed like this.  I think it adds a tiny bit of the unexpected.  Some tension maybe and makes you imagine the days to come.  

Elusive Wildflowers Part 2 – Bloodroot

My photographic journey with this flower has been an interesting one. Despite the long hours I spend in the woods and my quest for wildflowers to photograph, I'd never seen these beauties except in the photographs of others.  A photographer acquaintance of mine even refused to disclose the location of the flowers a couple years... Continue Reading →

Not your typical wildflower

Let the microscapes begin! Not the most beautiful or delicate of wildflowers, but one of the first to appear.  I went wandering in one of the many nature preserves in Andover, Massachusetts the other day and one section of the swamp was covered with skunk cabbage.  I read that they can come up so early... Continue Reading →

Mining Bee Macro

A follow up to the last post, I went out back to the carpet of whitlow grass again and found it buzzing with tiny mining bees (1.5 cm or 5/8 in).  The sun being strong, but slightly diffused by clouds I went back in for the camera.  So glad I did - Isn't she sweet?... Continue Reading →

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