Unmowed roadsides are an excellent place to photograph wildflowers as the shots posted here can attest
Mid-summer's wildflowers, while mostly known as weeds, are just as beautiful as their spring blooming cousins that draw so many peoples attention.
Shooting roadside flowers is best done along backcountry roads with very little traffic for two reasons, safety and for lack of wind from passing vehicles setting the flowers to swaying.
If it seems that I have been missing from the blog quite a while as my wife would say, there is a reason for that. Sunday evening I felt very tired. I blamed it on having worked 36 of the past 60 hours but after a nights rest and feeling even worse I came to realize that something else was at play. Some type of viral infection has set in and my temp hovered between 102-103f for the next three days finally breaking early this morning. To make matters worse this had to occur during the still ongoing heatwave.
Before the sun rose this morning I felt good enough to take a short drive along a couple of our back country roads and was treated to the surprise sighting of a bear with three small cubs. The bears didn't linger and were out of sight before I could stop the car. Just seeing them for a moment made it a very special morning, the first morning since Sunday that I felt up to driving and then to see a sow with triplets! Now THAT is a special day!