April 19 - Springfield MO

I went out briefly tonight near dark on my Uncle's property north of Springfield to see what was blooming. It was a pretty nice night for photography with nearly no wind, though the pollen count was pretty high and I sneezed quite a lot.

First up was a dogwood tree - something I've always struggled to photograph justly.

Not too far away, I found a patch of May Apples. These are plants I've always loved, the shape of the plant, the flowers, the fruit - all really cool!

I was surprised to find a Shooting Star, but it's another of my favorites. If you look really closely, you'll see a tiny worm on the stem between the petals. I think he was jumping up and down because I had a really hard time getting the plant to stay still long enough to photograph.

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