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Sky High Valley


Sky High Valley

Butterfly And Lily


Butterfly And Lily

A trip down Skyline Drive, in the Shenandoah National Park, provides a multitude of photographic opportunities, regardless of the season. The wonderful Turk's Cap lily, nestled in with wild sunflowers, attract a wide variety of colorful butterflies.

Life Like Summer Flowers


Life Like Summer Flowers

I took this picture in Mt. Rainier NP. Each year Mt. Rainier has one of the best wild flower shows on earth. The spectacular blooming last for less than two weeks. It's such a nature wonder that I think everyone should try to experience it at least...

Exotic Rose


Exotic Rose

Took photo during a rainstorm hense the raindrops on the rose.

Bloom In Hdr


Bloom In Hdr

Bloom7


Bloom7

Bloom6


Bloom6

Bloom5


Bloom5

Toad Lily


Toad Lily

Bloom4


Bloom4

Lady Bug


Lady Bug

Tiger Lily


Tiger Lily

There were a couple of these in this big meadow of wildflowers. So I singled one out and got some macro shots of it. I love the colors in these flowers.

Columbines At Cataracts Lake


Columbines At Cataracts Lake

Columbine flowers within a forest of aspen on the edge of Cataracts Lake (off-camera).

Enchantment


Enchantment

Back in 2003 I spent an evening with some close college buds observing the Northern Lights. The experience was surreal and totally mind blowing. Since than the Sun's Solar Cycle was on the decline (heading towards Solar Min), meaning less Aurora...

Bloom3


Bloom3

Bloom2


Bloom2

Soco Falls


Soco Falls

Soco Falls are a family friendly set of falls to explore. A new viewing platform has been added in the last year or so (2008), giving the falls much easier access that the whole family can enjoy, including seniors. The short path down to the falls is...

Summer Meadow In Fog


Summer Meadow In Fog

Wild Valerians In Fog


Wild Valerians In Fog

Wild Valerians In Fog


Wild Valerians In Fog

On The Fence


On The Fence

Drooping Blooms


Drooping Blooms

Also labeled: Blooms

Here's My Heart


Here's My Heart

Also labeled: Blooms, Light, Nature, Red, Textures

Twins


Twins

Also labeled: Blooms, Nature, Textures

Wonderful Wildflower


Wonderful Wildflower

Purple/yellow Iris Soft Focus


Purple/yellow Iris Soft Focus

This image was taken at Longwood Gardens. I blurred the background on purpose to create the soft effect. This image was cropped from the original capture.

Also labeled: Nature, Abstract, Blooms

Gray-headed Coneflowers And Clearing Storm


Gray-headed Coneflowers And Clearing Storm

Gray-Headed Coneflowers in a lakeplain prairie. Lakeplain prairies are an extremely rare ecosystem. Less than 1% of the original lakeplain prairie remains. At present,only about 1000 acres remain in scattered parcels.

Blooming


Blooming

the small flowers were blooming everywhere by the roadside

Also labeled: Blooms, Grass, Nature

White Cactus


White Cactus

Cactus housed in the tropical garden located at the International Peace Garden

Also labeled: Deserts, Historic Locations

Sunflowers At Sunset


Sunflowers At Sunset

I caught a glimpse of this driving on the Interstate, took the first exit and then spent a while finding a road that would bring me close to the field. It was adjacent to public hunting grounds, so I was able to park and walk to a good vantage point.

Also labeled: Blooms, Landscapes, Sun & Sky

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