Montana Outdoors

May 22, 2009

Who does not believe in miracles?

Today these appeared for the first time, literally overnight, wild and free, planted and tended only by Mother Nature.

Sticky purple geranium

Sticky purple geranium

Sticky purple geranium


  1. Fabulous detail in that last shot especially!


    Comment by Tabbie — May 22, 2009 @ 10:30 am

    • Yes, the lens shows a lot of the detail that we usually miss.


      Comment by montucky — May 22, 2009 @ 1:41 pm

  2. When you see Mother Nature, well her I said “hello” and that she’s doing a good job with those flowers.



    Comment by knightofswords — May 22, 2009 @ 12:43 pm

    • I will, Malcolm. soon it will be possible to see the ones in the high country.


      Comment by montucky — May 22, 2009 @ 1:42 pm

  3. Seen any cassiope? I must admit that I know little about them except for their great beauty and that they were John Muir’s favorite flower.


    Comment by scienceguy288 — May 22, 2009 @ 5:24 pm

    • I have not seen them. I suspect they do not grow in this area.


      Comment by montucky — May 22, 2009 @ 10:07 pm

  4. Gorgeous detail, colors, and texture. I really like the 2nd capture. 🙂


    Comment by Anna Surface — May 22, 2009 @ 6:51 pm

  5. Purple is now my favorite color – thanks to you! Amazing detail. Are the lilacs blooming yet there?


    Comment by Maureen — May 22, 2009 @ 7:08 pm

    • I think Mother Nature likes purple too. I see patches of lilacs in some areas that are in full bloom. We have 6 trees, including one that has super double whites, and they are just barely beginning to bloom. This is the first time I can remember that they will not be ready for Memorial Day: usually they are on the way out by then.


      Comment by montucky — May 22, 2009 @ 10:12 pm

  6. You’ve captured the colors beautifully. And the green on green (focused on diffuse) works very, very well. Nicely done, my friend.


    Comment by edvatza — May 22, 2009 @ 7:11 pm

  7. You know buddy. Every time I visit your blog I say “Wow”. Have a great weekend!



    Comment by Jeff Lynch — May 22, 2009 @ 7:44 pm

    • Thanks Jeff! Lots of pretty subjects around here! Have a good weekend yourself and stay safe!


      Comment by montucky — May 22, 2009 @ 10:13 pm

  8. I believe in nature’s miracles, anyway.


    Comment by Patia — May 22, 2009 @ 11:01 pm

    • I’m not sure there are any others, and if there are they appear to be capricious.


      Comment by montucky — May 22, 2009 @ 11:26 pm

  9. Mother Nature is one heck of a gardener!


    Comment by Bo — May 23, 2009 @ 7:18 am

  10. Mother Nature sure knows what she’d doing! And so do you when it comes to that camera!


    Comment by Cedar — May 24, 2009 @ 2:32 pm

    • Thank you Cedar! There so much beauty in the outdoor world it’s hard to miss!


      Comment by montucky — May 24, 2009 @ 10:56 pm

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