Montana Outdoors

April 27, 2009

In the pink

Filed under: Flowers, Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Photos, Wildflowers — Tags: , — montucky @ 8:29 am

The conspicuous white petals of many of the trilliums are now turning pink and rose-colored as they age.

Pacific Trillium

Pacific Trillium

Pacific Trillium

Pacific Trillium

Pacific Trillium, Western Trillium, Wake Robin, Birthroot, Trillium ovatum,

These photos were taken at fairly low elevations: the bloom of the Trilliums will continue for another month or so in the high country.


  1. I love the trillium. Probably one of my most favorite wildflowers.


    Comment by Cedar — April 27, 2009 @ 10:46 am

    • Me too, Cedar. I was admiring them again today and got a couple photos of them in the rain that I really like.


      Comment by montucky — April 27, 2009 @ 6:08 pm

  2. These are just beautiful! I think the last image is my favorite.


    Comment by Lillie — April 27, 2009 @ 12:04 pm

  3. I love the fact that as you gain elevation you will encounter new ones in various shades of white and pink and purple! It’s such a brief season. Lovely photos.


    Comment by Maureen — April 27, 2009 @ 1:55 pm

    • Yes, that makes it really pleasant to hike the trails. Today I hiked high enough to get into the area where the shooting stars were still in bloom.


      Comment by montucky — April 27, 2009 @ 6:12 pm

  4. Indeed you are lucky to have various stages of springtime at different elevations. These shots are beautiful!


    Comment by Tabbie — April 27, 2009 @ 2:10 pm

    • Today’s stages were more than interesting. Higher up there was fresh snow on the trail! I turned around there: it’s impossible to find wildflowers under the snow.


      Comment by montucky — April 27, 2009 @ 6:13 pm

  5. How very, very beautiful Montucky.


    Comment by connie — April 27, 2009 @ 4:47 pm

    • They are very beautiful flowers. I love the white, then the pink, and then the white again. Can’t decide which I like best!


      Comment by montucky — April 27, 2009 @ 6:15 pm

  6. For years I thought this was their regular color until someone pointed out that this is just the maturing stage, thanks for sharing Terry, they are beautiful shots !!


    Comment by Bernie Kasper — April 27, 2009 @ 9:17 pm

    • I thought that too, figuring the colors represented different varieties. Interesting plant in that respect!


      Comment by montucky — April 27, 2009 @ 9:26 pm

  7. Another month! You are, indeed, lucky. I don’t seem to find Trillium in the wild around here. So I really appreciate Bowman’s Hill.

    You are capturing these Trillium beautifully. I am particularly impressed with the dof and detail.


    Comment by edvatza — April 28, 2009 @ 4:47 am

    • Thanks Ed! This is a flower I truly love and they are very photogenic! I’ve been working diligently on the dof. Getting it right has been difficult with this lens.


      Comment by montucky — April 28, 2009 @ 7:29 am

  8. As always, the Trilliums are just as beautiful – maybe moreso – as they age. Nice shots, beautiful colors and great DOF.


    Comment by Iona — April 28, 2009 @ 8:48 am

    • Yes, I like the color too. A little later they will be blooming in another location that I know of and there they seem to get much darker red.


      Comment by montucky — April 28, 2009 @ 9:30 am

  9. wow! your photos continue to get more vivid, more beautiful. these are really nice shots!


    Comment by silken — May 1, 2009 @ 7:32 pm

    • Thanks Silken! I’m starting to learn how to use the camera to show the real beauty of some of these little living things.


      Comment by montucky — May 1, 2009 @ 7:56 pm

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