Montana Outdoors

May 31, 2009

Elegant Mariposa Lily

Elegant Mariposa Lily

Northwest Mariposa Lily,
Elegant Cat’s Ear
Calochortus elegans

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  1. Elegant for sure,… all white satin, seed pearls for decoration,..and lovely cobalt blue accents on her “gown!” What a lovely flower!

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    Comment by Cedar — May 31, 2009 @ 8:50 am

    • Aren’t they lovely? I was struck by the way this one was posing. It seemed to emphasize the “Elegant” in its name.

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      Comment by montucky — May 31, 2009 @ 1:30 pm

  2. So elegant, almost looks like an alien life form.

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    Comment by rvewong — May 31, 2009 @ 9:25 am

    • They do look so different from most flowers, and this one seemed to have an attitude.

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      Comment by montucky — May 31, 2009 @ 1:33 pm

  3. Wow! Beautiful! The colors are sublime.

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    Comment by Maureen — May 31, 2009 @ 12:40 pm

    • These are just beginning to bloom now and there are many different variations. I’ll post many more before the next couple of weeks are over. I fell in love with these years ago!

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      Comment by montucky — May 31, 2009 @ 1:34 pm

  4. Not only elegant, ethereal and purely awesome.

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    Comment by Anna Surface — May 31, 2009 @ 2:01 pm

    • This is a rather different look at one of them, but it really struck me when I saw it.

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      Comment by montucky — May 31, 2009 @ 10:06 pm

  5. I’ve never seen anything like it. It’s fantastic! You’ve captured it beautifully too.

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    Comment by Tabbie — May 31, 2009 @ 9:15 pm

    • I’ve only known these for a few years now, but I really look forward to their appearance every year now. I can’t get over them.

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      Comment by montucky — May 31, 2009 @ 10:07 pm

  6. Hi Montucky! I clicked on your link at Surface & Surface Photography to bring me here and I’m glad I did! What beautiful photos you have and Montana seems gorgeous, still pristine without the curse of modern civilization!
    This photo is my favorite so far! Beautiful!
    Barbara

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    Comment by 3bdigitalart — June 2, 2009 @ 11:35 am

    • Thank you for the visit and the nice comment, Barbara! There is much beauty in Montana’s remaining wild country, and I try to display images of what I see of it, most of which can not be seen from the roads and highways. I’m very pleased that you have enjoyed seeing some of it!

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      Comment by montucky — June 3, 2009 @ 7:46 pm

  7. how awesome! I almost can see a “cat’s eye” in the background! what a mysterious looking photo!

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    Comment by silken — June 3, 2009 @ 1:58 pm

    • It does look mysterious at that, but just one pose of these lovely little wildflowers and I was lucky to get it.

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      Comment by montucky — June 3, 2009 @ 7:29 pm

  8. how the heck did i miss this? now, i can’t stop looking at it. you outdid yourself on this one!!!

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    Comment by kcjewel — June 3, 2009 @ 7:51 pm

    • Thanks, Jewel. I will post more photos a little later of some of the other varieties of which there are many. I kind of liked this shot myself.

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      Comment by montucky — June 3, 2009 @ 8:57 pm


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