Montana Outdoors

May 11, 2008

The world in a small Styrofoam cup

Consider the Glacier Lily.

Glacier Lily

The other day while going through the check stand at the local grocery store I noticed that there were a number of these pretty wildflowers sitting on the counter in a small Styrofoam cup and commented on how pretty they were. The checker, a young woman whom I had often seen there but did not really know, agreed that they were very pretty and mentioned that she had never seen them before one of the other employees put them on her counter.

Glacier Lily

Just a few days before, I had seen them growing in great abundance along several miles of a trail that ran beside a small stream not far from the town, and thinking that I might tell her where she could see them growing naturally in the wild, I asked her if she ever did any hiking.

Glacier Lily

Her reply was that she never hiked at all if she could possibly avoid it.

Glacier Lily

How sad!

Glacier Lily

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