Montana Outdoors

March 24, 2008

Can’t stay away from the buttercups (2)

Filed under: Flowers, Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Wildflowers — Tags: — montucky @ 5:49 pm

Also can’t resist this one more post about them. Yesterday, however, I saw the first yellow bell of the year, so maybe I’ll be able get away from the buttercups for this year.

Buttercup pair

Buttercup pair


Buttercup and frost





  1. I love the ones with the snow on them especially, they show the transition of seasons so well.

    Thanks so much!


    Comment by Sara — March 25, 2008 @ 9:11 am

  2. Yes Sara, the transition of the seasons is a fascinating time here. It has been getting down to 20ΒΊ at night and in the 40’s during the days, but within any given day there can be rain, snow, wind and sun. It’s just a wonderful time to be outdoors! New life is everywhere, and I understand the bears are coming out now with their new cubs, so there’s new animal life too.


    Comment by montucky — March 25, 2008 @ 9:57 am

  3. Is it the buttercup that you rub on your chin, and if your chin turns yellow it means something?

    Or am I hallucinating at the computer again?


    Comment by wolf — March 25, 2008 @ 11:44 am

  4. Wonderful shots Terry, I love the color in the these, nice work !! πŸ™‚


    Comment by Bernie Kasper — March 25, 2008 @ 12:56 pm

  5. More beautiful buttercup shots, Montucky. Great job!


    Comment by AK_Adventurer — March 25, 2008 @ 5:29 pm

  6. wolf,

    Yes, you’re hallucinating, but that reminded me I hadn’t heard that in years! It’s the dandelion though.


    Comment by montucky — March 25, 2008 @ 7:18 pm

  7. Thanks, Bernie. Yes, the color is the hardest part for me to get right, especially with the yellows and whites.


    Comment by montucky — March 25, 2008 @ 7:19 pm

  8. Thanks, AK Adventurer! There are so many beauties this year to shoot at! I don’t remember seeing so many large and full buttercups before.


    Comment by montucky — March 25, 2008 @ 7:21 pm

  9. The most promising aspect of these shots? It looks like some kind of insect has been nibbling on a few. πŸ™‚ We’ve got a call for snow all next week – working into being a funky year that for sure! I’ll never get that garden in at this rate! These are really beautiful shots. I ran into one today with lots of petals like yours I’ll shoot it up soon as well. Tiny little buggers but fun to take photos of!


    Comment by aullori — March 26, 2008 @ 12:37 am

  10. πŸ™‚

    Good read! Thank you!


    Trackback by Outdoors Blog — March 26, 2008 @ 6:34 am

  11. What a great bunch of flowers, lovely color! I’m still waiting. I’m going to hunt for bloodroot later today.


    Comment by barbara — March 26, 2008 @ 8:06 am

  12. Lori,

    Yes, something has been nibbling, but I wasn’t able to tell what it was. Snow is a mixed blessing this time of year. Not especially pleasant in the valleys, but great for the country up high. Yesterday I hiked up the mountain behind my house and found 2 – 3 feet of snow that was frozen enough I could easily walk on it without breaking through. That’s exactly what we need up there!


    Comment by montucky — March 26, 2008 @ 8:41 am

  13. Barbara,

    It will be exciting when your spring does come. I’ll bet when it finally does it will just explode with color!


    Comment by montucky — March 26, 2008 @ 8:42 am

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