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6/25/2015 4:26 PM
 

I spent a morning in Washington County yesterday, 6/24/15, looking for bluebells with out much luck.  There is nothing but a few single plants on the entire length of scenic 390 except for 50-100 plants in a fenced field near Kettler Road between Independence and William Penn.  I could not get close to the fence because the ditch was deep and full of water but their were a few plants outside of the fence and ditch that I could shoot close-up photos.  However there were gorgeous patches of day flowers almost every where I looked--TX105, FM1155, scenic 390--you get the idea.  I also saw lots of pink thistle and daisies in spots.  It was so hot and humid that I had to give up by noon.  I didn't find any bluebells in Montgomery either on Old Dobbin Road and behind the high school like in years past.  It may be too early but I think maybe the spring was too wet for a great showing this year??

Murry

All shot with a Canon SX50hs camera.


http://grigsbys.smugmug.com/Photography-by-Murry-Grigsby/Flowers/Wildflowers
 
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6/26/2015 9:44 AM
 

Hi Murry!

Thanks for the report and photos! You report was especially timely as I was thinking of taking a trip out that way.  I'm not sure of why there are so few, but a couple possibilities could be the long days of overcast skies with rain.  Bluebells like moisture, but not standing water, so that might have been a factor too.

 

 
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6/27/2015 10:57 AM
 

Rich,

 Nothing that I saw was worth a long drive.

 

Murry


http://grigsbys.smugmug.com/Photography-by-Murry-Grigsby/Flowers/Wildflowers
 
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7/3/2015 12:10 PM
 

Murry,

That appears to be about what I found last year, so not sure if the current weather pattern has had much to do with the bloom.  We really have not had a good bluebell year since that year with the large field near Burton.

 
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