Montana Outdoors

September 8, 2009

Thread-leaved daisies

Rimming a pond on a small ranch near here is a profusion of flowers, blooming now after nearly all others have gone. Curiosity overcame prudence and enticed me to get a closer look and after I found out too late that the tall thick grass in front of the pond was actually growing in about a foot of water I slogged up on the bank and found that those white blooms were Thread-leaved daisies which obviously bloom later than the other varieties of daisies. I found their leaves especially attractive.

Thread-leaved Daisies



  1. Looks like a fun place to walk through!!!


    Comment by Stacey - Addicted to The Click — September 9, 2009 @ 1:08 am

    • It’s interesting now because of all of the flowers there now. The banks of the pond look as though they had been planted, but I know they were not. Often you can see deer browsing along the edge too.


      Comment by montucky — September 9, 2009 @ 9:33 pm

  2. Their leaves are certainly “thread-like” compared to the more broader leaves of my wild daisies here on my property. A happy sight as fall approaches!


    Comment by Cedar — September 9, 2009 @ 4:21 am

    • I really like the leaves too: they seem to make the blooms even prettier. I don’t remember seeing them before.


      Comment by montucky — September 9, 2009 @ 9:34 pm

  3. Well worth wet feet. Just caught up the last couple of weeks of your pictures, great sunsets!


    Comment by DaveABirding — September 9, 2009 @ 8:10 am

    • Thanks Dave! Yes, well worth a little water in the boots.


      Comment by montucky — September 9, 2009 @ 9:36 pm

  4. They are so delicate–they look a lot like chamomile flowers.


    Comment by kateri — September 9, 2009 @ 8:28 am

    • The flowers are quite small but very bright and distinct and the leaves set them off well. They really stand out among the remaining green grasses and all of the autumn brown.


      Comment by montucky — September 9, 2009 @ 9:38 pm

  5. It suddenly feels like Spring.


    Comment by knightofswords — September 9, 2009 @ 6:38 pm

    • In a way it does: the weather currently is a little spring-like with rather warm days, but last night’s low was 36°.


      Comment by montucky — September 9, 2009 @ 9:41 pm

  6. Still looks very summery around your neck of the country!


    Comment by Bo Mackison — September 9, 2009 @ 9:28 pm

    • Some spots still look like summer and the leaves haven’t really begun to turn color yet but most of the grasses are late-summer brown and fire danger is still high. I think this year when the season turn it will turn very quickly.


      Comment by montucky — September 9, 2009 @ 9:43 pm

  7. Wonderful find and nice capture too. I can see how this flower gets its name. Nice bright colors. Look very content to bloom at this time of the year. Since it is so close to winter, will they have time to seed?


    Comment by Iona — September 9, 2009 @ 11:52 pm

    • They should have time, Iona. I have photos of asters still in bloom last year in mid-November.


      Comment by montucky — September 10, 2009 @ 11:28 pm

  8. Vivid coloring. Smart flowers to bloom later and get all the attention.


    Comment by Candace — September 10, 2009 @ 1:23 am

    • They do get attention. Not much competition at the moment, but in a few weeks the trees will be turning and then the attention will turn to them.


      Comment by montucky — September 10, 2009 @ 11:30 pm

  9. How beautifully bright and cheery!


    Comment by Anna Surface — September 10, 2009 @ 9:26 am

    • Isn’t that the way of Daisies! They always brighten my day.


      Comment by montucky — September 10, 2009 @ 11:31 pm

  10. love it. would never have thought daisies would bloom so late there…


    Comment by silken — September 12, 2009 @ 2:50 pm

    • These seem to be late ones and greatly appreciated too!


      Comment by montucky — September 12, 2009 @ 9:35 pm

  11. Very nicely captured. Nice control over depth of field. It really pulls the eyes to the center of the image. What a wonderful print this will make.



    Comment by Jeff Lynch — September 14, 2009 @ 3:44 pm

    • Thanks Jeff. I fell in love with those leaves and, of course, daisies are always great.


      Comment by montucky — September 14, 2009 @ 6:56 pm

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