Montana Outdoors

July 13, 2009

Showy Aster

Filed under: Flowers, Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Wildflowers — Tags: — montucky @ 9:46 pm

The star of the show.

Showy aster

The supporting cast.

Showy aster

All of the stages of an Aster.

Showy aster

Showy aster,
Aster conspicuus


  1. beautiful , awesome flowers ,
    and awesome photography.


    Comment by barcelonareporter — July 13, 2009 @ 10:54 pm

    • Thanks! The asters are blooming in large numbers now and are really nice to see.


      Comment by montucky — July 14, 2009 @ 7:51 am

  2. I’ve been looking at Josh Jones’ fabulous fireworks display. This top photo resembles fireworks. The center is the explosion, with the petals being the burst! Lovely. Beautiful color and detail, all of them. All your shots are lusciously laudable.


    Comment by Iona — July 14, 2009 @ 12:26 am

    • I thought of the “fireworks” look too. There’s something about the pattern that is always attractive.


      Comment by montucky — July 14, 2009 @ 7:53 am

  3. They’re beautiful, I didn’t know until your post yesterday that asters are related to sunflowers although I guess it’s fairly obvious from looking at them 🙂


    Comment by Candace — July 14, 2009 @ 1:47 am

    • That whole family is very large and has some great flowers in it, some of which are quite surprising.


      Comment by montucky — July 14, 2009 @ 7:53 am

  4. I love Aster’s!! Especially in that 3rd one!! Beautiful!


    Comment by Stacey — July 14, 2009 @ 2:02 am

    • My wife liked that one especially too because of all of the stages of the blossom.


      Comment by montucky — July 14, 2009 @ 7:54 am

  5. Nicely done–the photography and the words that work so well together.


    Comment by Bo — July 14, 2009 @ 10:21 am

  6. How pretty these aster shots are! I especially like the third photo… beautiful! 🙂


    Comment by Anna Surface — July 14, 2009 @ 5:13 pm

    • They are pretty blossoms. There’s something clean-cut about them that’s very attractive.


      Comment by montucky — July 14, 2009 @ 6:11 pm

  7. Very showy indeed.


    Comment by scienceguy288 — July 14, 2009 @ 5:19 pm

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