Montana Outdoors

March 29, 2009


Filed under: Environment, Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Spring, Wildflowers — montucky @ 10:24 am

Tear drops on Buttercups.

Not everyone cares.

A pretty little wildflower, whose only destiny is to briefly bring a tiny bit of beauty to the otherwise drab world of early spring, lives the only life it will ever have beside the ugly reminder that there are those who just don’t care.


  1. Littering is the biggest insult to our earth and my number one pet peeve. You should read Sick Puppy by Carl Hiaasen. It’s about a fellow who plots and carries out revenge on a litterbug. It’s a funny book and I found myself laughing out loud and cheering him on.


    Comment by SuzieQ — March 29, 2009 @ 10:50 am

    • I hadn’t seen the book, but often fantasize about doing that! When I was in high school A friend and I got into a big fight one night because some college students drove by us very slowly and threw a beer can out the window. My friend picked it up and threw it back in the window and the fight was on.


      Comment by montucky — March 29, 2009 @ 11:44 am

  2. I agree! That’s just nasty and disrespectful. Beautiful little wildflower though… thanks for sharing!


    Comment by kcjewel — March 29, 2009 @ 2:34 pm

    • It is indeed nasty. There are a lot of folks around who clean up after the slobs, but it has to be kept up. I can’t completely understand it.


      Comment by montucky — March 29, 2009 @ 3:17 pm

  3. Many people just don’t care, and there are far too many like them on the planet. Overpopulation, poverty, and lack of education I think are key factors here. These are problems we can fix if we are truly an intelligent race…in the meantime, those of us who do care keep cleaning up after the other half: harsh but true.


    Comment by Tabbie — March 29, 2009 @ 5:19 pm

    • True, but it seems to be getting worse, not better. I saw hardly anything like this when I was a kid. I think the right kind of education for children is the strongest answer and I do see more of the starting to happen though.


      Comment by montucky — March 29, 2009 @ 7:24 pm

  4. Yes, that’s a total lack of respect for Mother Earth,.. and absolutely lazy! Pack it in, pack it out should be the motto of everyone going into the woods!


    Comment by Cedar — March 29, 2009 @ 5:24 pm

    • It certainly should be. The good news is that if you get out a few miles you see none of this.


      Comment by montucky — March 29, 2009 @ 7:25 pm

  5. 😦


    Comment by silken — March 29, 2009 @ 7:46 pm

  6. I’m not sure how I discovered your blog… but am glad I did.

    I have a lot of family that live in Montana and love seeing pictures from there.

    I love the first image! The second one is so sad!

    People! I’d love to dump all the litter that they deposit along their ways right back on their doorstep!


    Comment by Stacey — March 29, 2009 @ 8:21 pm

    • I’m with you in wishing I could return all of the litter to its former owners!

      Thanks for the visit!


      Comment by montucky — March 29, 2009 @ 8:41 pm

  7. I saw a crocus yesterday and I had to dig it out and transplant it. It was right in the middle of the footpath and I was sure that it would be trod upon if I didn’t. Amazing how much happiness one little flower can bring.


    Comment by scienceguy288 — March 30, 2009 @ 8:16 am

    • Good for you! You make another good point: if one flower can be that powerful all by itself, maybe the little positive things we do make more of an impact than we even know!


      Comment by montucky — March 30, 2009 @ 8:23 am

  8. Lovely flower, and sad reminder of how insensitive people can be. Littering is a BIG problem in AZ. Hopefully it won’t ever get that bad in MT.


    Comment by Maureen — March 30, 2009 @ 8:26 am

    • It seems to grow with the population. I saw it do that in Arizona over the years too. I’m especially disappointed to see it around the small towns though.


      Comment by montucky — March 30, 2009 @ 8:44 am

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