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These are some of the wildflowers I’ve seen on the farm this week. The Ox-eyed Daises are covering the prairie.

White Clover

Wild Geranium

Ox-eyed Daisy

Virginia Waterleaf

Yesterday was the first chance I’ve had in over a month to walk around the farm and photograph what is blooming. By far the most prevalent flower is the Ox-Eyed Daisy. These have grown up where I mowed the Canada Goldenrod down last year.

There are also quite a few Virginia Waterleaf growing in the woods.

Other flowers were scattered around the fields and woods.

White  Campion

Dames Rocket



Common Dandelion

The Ox-eyed Daisies are just about gone. They started blooming just as we were leaving for Iceland and were almost done when we returned.


I’ve been up early in the morning to photograph flowers blooming on the farm. It’s been difficult because of the wind. I’ve had a couple of days with minimal wind. There are a lot of Sweet William blooming in the prairie. I think these were planted about 15 years ago when I tried to plant wildflowers in my prairie. After dynamiting the hard clay I was able to get the seeds into the ground. To my surprise I had some beautiful flowers. Most were gone in a year but the Sweet Williams hung on and are now flushing.



The Gloriosa Daisies are just starting to bloom. I’m not sure where they came from but they are flourishing in the prairie.


The Sedum are now budding out and blooming.


The Ox-eyed Daisy’s have just finished blooming on the farm. I tried to Photograph them in various stages of bloom.






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

It’s been a tough spring and summer for photography. It snowed into the second week in May followed by lots of rain. In fact, we have been averaging five sunny days per month since the end of February. In addition to the rain we have had many days of heavy winds which made flower photography difficult. When it hasn’t been snowing or raining I’ve been working to get the farm work done that should have been done in the spring.

Ox-eyed Daisy

Ox-eyed Daisy

This past week I decided enough is enough and I decided to go out into the prairie and gather some sample blooms, before it started to rain, and bring them into my indoor studio. I spent a couple of hours photographing the various blooms.



Common Yarrow

Common Yarrow



California Poppy

California Poppy