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There are still quite a few spring wildflowers along the trail. Dames Rocket and Virginia Waterleaf appear to be the most prominent.

Dames Rocket

Virginia Waterleaf

There are also other flowers blooming along the trial.

Wild Blue Phlox

Wood Anemone

Common Dandelion

Columbine

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Here are a few more flower photos from the Red Cedar Trail.

Columbine

Columbine

Dame's Rocket

Dame’s Rocket

Canada Anemone

Canada Anemone

A shot of the lichen on one of the bridges fount on the Red Cedar Trail.

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Nothing is too mundane to take a photo of. Just some leaves I found along the trail. I liked the color and pattern.

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The wildflowers were in full bloom as we drove around Crex Meadows. This was the most wildflowers I’ve seen at one time at Crex. We seemed to have hit it just right. Normally I have problems photographing wildflowers because the wind is usually blowing at a good clip but early in the morning it was relatively calm so after driving around looking for birds we started looking for wildflowers.

More  photos from Crex Meadows can be found on my website.

Wild Columbine

Wild Columbine

Veine Pea

Veine Pea

Hawk's Beard

Hawk’s Beard

Downy Phlox

Downy Phlox

Goat's Beard

Goat’s Beard

I walked down to the Duluth Rose Garden the other day but on my way I happened upon the Wild Ones Garden Club wildflower garden positioned at the entry to Lief Erikson Park. There were a large number of wildflowers in bloom.

Columbine

Columbine

Canada Anemone

Canada Anemone

Bluebells

Bluebells

Columbine

Columbine

 

Finally we have gotten a string of nice weather where I have been able to get out in the fields around the farm and take some photos. Not only has it been nice weather but it has been calm with no wind early in the morning so I’ve been able to get some nice flower shots from around the farm.

Columbine

Columbine

Dames Rocket

Dames Rocket

White Capion and Friend

White Campion and Friend

Chives

Chives

More photos from Canadian Hill Farm can be found on my website.

Lost Creek

This past week I made my spring trek to Lost Creek Falls. Lost Creek is always nice in the spring with a little more water in the falls and usually a large number of flowers to be found along the trail. I was in Bayfield when the weather turned and in started to cloud up. Cloudy weather is an ideal time to visit Lost Creek Falls because you don’t have to deal with high contrast light conditions when the sun is out. When I arrived at the trailhead I was a little disappointed to find four other cars parked along the road. Since Lost Creek Falls is such a small area I knew photography would be difficult with other people at the falls. After closer inspection I discovered that they were four wheelers and had gone off on another trail so it didn’t appear anyone else was at the falls.

Columbine

Pink Lady's Slipper

I quickly discovered that the hike in was going to be a muddy affair. It is usually muddy on the trail but this year there was more mud than usual. I always wear knee  boots on this hike because of the mud on the trail and because I like to wade the creek by the falls. The hike in usually takes about twenty minutes but it took a lot longer because there were a large number of Ferns and wildflowers along the trail. These included Swamp Buttercups, Bunchberry, Nodding Trillium, Bluebead Lily, Star Flower, Wild Strawberries, Columbine, False Lilly of the Valley and my favorite Pink Lady’s Slipper. I only saw one Pink Lady’s Slipper and it is the only one I’ve seen along this trail.

Lost Creek Falls

Lost Creek Falls

As luck would have it I doodled along the trail long enough for the clouds to dissipate so the sun was out with intermittent clouds. I was still able to photograph the falls in the shade and spent the times when the sun was out taking intimate photographs of various sections of the falls that were in the shade.

 

Lost Creek Falls

This is a great time to make the trip to the falls. There are lots of flowers out, there is a good water flow over the falls and there were no mosquitoes.

More photos of Lost Creek Falls can be found on my website.