Montana Outdoors

June 6, 2009

And when your nickname is “Skyrocket”…

Scarlet Gilia, Skyrocket

Scarlet Gilia, Skyrocket

Scarlet Gilia,
Skyrocket
Ipomopsis aggregata
Phlox family

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  1. What a flare! Nice!

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    Comment by Tabbie — June 6, 2009 @ 9:52 pm

  2. Gorgous Red! Wow!

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    Comment by Stacey - Addicted to The click — June 6, 2009 @ 10:05 pm

    • I enjoy the shade of red, but also that the blossoms are solid red, not simply tinted. rather unusual for wildflowers.

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      Comment by montucky — June 6, 2009 @ 10:41 pm

  3. Just catching up on the last week’s posts (been at beach on vacation) and they are all wonderful. I especially liked the fairyslippers. So beautiful and aptly named..I can see fairies dancing among them!

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    Comment by SuzieQ — June 7, 2009 @ 10:57 am

  4. If your name is sky rocket, you better be pretty good. This one sure is.

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    Comment by Bo — June 7, 2009 @ 11:37 am

  5. I’m not sure how you do it, but you’ve actually begun to get at least a third dimension, if not more, into these shots.

    Keep it up!

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    Comment by Pinhole — June 7, 2009 @ 9:33 pm

    • Thanks Pinhole! I’ve been hard pressed to keep up with the wildflowers this year. When they finally began to bloom it seems as though they have produced exceptional specimens.

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      Comment by montucky — June 7, 2009 @ 10:12 pm

  6. perfectly named! looks like a spray of fireworks in the 4th of July sky!

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    Comment by Cedar — June 8, 2009 @ 4:55 am

  7. Ahh one of my favorite wildflowers (I say that about a lot of wildflowers, though). Hopefully there’ll be some blooming when I’m camping in the high Sierra in a few days, but it’s still probably a little early for them at 7-8000′.

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    Comment by Adam R. Paul — June 8, 2009 @ 1:48 pm

    • I would think it’s too early for them at that elevation. these were at about 3,000 and I thought they were early at that. I envy your trip to the Sierras! Hope you enjoy it!

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      Comment by montucky — June 8, 2009 @ 3:14 pm

  8. wow!! very like fireworks! these are amazing shots. as are all the ones you have posted this week!!

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    Comment by silken — June 11, 2009 @ 2:20 pm

    • There are just so many of the really pretty flowers in bloom now. I haven’t had time to get out much but even at that I’ve found lots of them.

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      Comment by montucky — June 11, 2009 @ 9:43 pm

  9. I want to grow some of these flowers. Lupine.

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    Comment by nouveaufauves — June 13, 2009 @ 8:26 am

    • I don’t know if these can be grown domestically and I’ve never tried to transplant them.

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

  10. So many awesome blooms in the phlox family.

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    Comment by iheartfilm — June 14, 2009 @ 5:24 pm

    • Yes it is a pretty family. Its flowers have good solid colors.

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      Comment by montucky — June 14, 2009 @ 8:02 pm


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