Montana Outdoors

August 6, 2009

Insignificant,

Filed under: Flowers, Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Wildflowers — montucky @ 10:07 pm

perhaps…. but in the final analysis, aren’t we all? I was unable to find an ID on these little ones and that’s a shame for they are quite pretty.

This one is growing in a pond: that’s open water behind the blossom, several feet deep, and the small bloom appears as a little fleck (1/4 – 1/2 inch) of yellow just above the surface.

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Almost completely hidden in the tall grasses and cattails along the edge of the pond, on single stalks about three feet tall, the 1/2 inch blossoms of these little flowers are a beautiful sight for those who choose to approach and look closely at them.

Pacific Jewelweed, Impatiens xpacifica

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Often the real treasure is found among those of insignificance.

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