Montana Outdoors

March 30, 2015

A two photo day

Filed under: Wildflowers — Tags: , — montucky @ 7:09 pm

Yellow Bell ~ Fritillaria pudica

Yellow Bell ~ Fritillaria pudica

Yellow Bell ~ Fritillaria pudica

March 28, 2015

As the ice and snow of winter depart…

Filed under: Spring Creek — Tags: , — montucky @ 8:42 pm

It was so nice yesterday to walk on a forest trail, once again among the green.

USFS trail 370 Spring Creek

USFS trail 370 Spring Creek

USFS trail 370 Spring Creek

Spring Creek

Spring Creek

Spring Creek

Spring Creek

Spring Creek

Spring Creek

Spring Creek

March 27, 2015

“Tis the prettiest little parlor that ever you did spy.”

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — montucky @ 8:12 pm

This morning as the overnight fog began to drift out of the valley, the webs were very noticeable.

Spider web

Spider web

Spider web

Spider web

Spider web

Spider web

March 26, 2015

While waiting for the wildflowers…

Filed under: Flowers — Tags: — montucky @ 9:25 pm

Crocus

March 16, 2015

The blossoms of the willows

Filed under: Wildflowers — Tags: , , , — montucky @ 9:32 pm

It rained here all of yesterday and I wanted to photograph the willows which are just starting to bloom but while the soft light was wonderful for taking pictures, the rain wasn’t. I tried by holding an umbrella with one hand, a hiking staff serving as a monopod with another hand and the third hand (!/?) working the camera. (And, to make it more interesting, what I was trying to shoot was too high for me approach closely, forcing the use of a 70 – 300mm lens to shoot from a distance of about 5 feet.) So when today turned up dry, I re-shot yesterday’s photos again with a real tripod and I am posting a few of them. (The last photo is one from yesterday’s batch with poor focus, but I still rather liked it.)

Pussy Willow ~ Catkins

Pussy Willow ~ Catkins

Pussy Willow ~ Catkins

Pussy Willow ~ Catkins

Pussy Willow ~ Catkins

Umbrella shot ~ Pussy Willow

March 13, 2015

Woodland Star and friends

A few of the tiny wildflowers are beginning to emerge.

Small-flowered Woodland star

Small-flowered Woodland star ~ Lithophragma parviflorum (blossom size about 1/4 in – .64cm)

Spring Draba, Spring Whitlow-grass

Spring Draba, Spring Whitlow-grass ~ Draba Verna (blossom size 1/8 in – .32cm)

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