Montana Outdoors

February 28, 2010

Winter clematis

Filed under: Flowers, Winter — Tags: , — montucky @ 4:21 pm

The leaves and vine are brown and soon the bright green of new life will begin to show. For now though I still enjoy the delicate beauty of the old seed head.

Winter clematis

February 27, 2010

It’s that time of year…

at least these guys think so.

Merriam's Wild turkey

Merriam's Wild turkey
Merriam’s Wild Turkey, Meleagris gallopavo merriami

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February 24, 2010

More on the Flathead

This area along the Flathead River is fast becoming one of my favorite hiking places. There are scenes like this along the river for miles.

Flathead River

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To see a larger size, click here.

February 23, 2010

Flathead River

Flathead River

The swans seemed to be enjoying this last of a short stretch of rare sunny days. The forecast for the next week is for snow and/or rain.

(To see a larger size of the photo, click here.)

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February 21, 2010

Buttercup Ridge

On a beautiful sunny day like today it seemed good to pay another visit to my little yellow friend (a Sagebrush Buttercup, Ranunculus glaberrimus) who grows up on Buttercup Ridge. I have been documenting this first blossom of spring since it first appeared as a bud on January 30th, when it began to open on February 4th, opened most of the way on February 7th and was completely open on February 12th.

It is still doing well, and today it looked like this:

Sagebrush Buttercup

and was joined by about a dozen new friends like these:

Sagebrush Buttercup

Sagebrush Buttercup

Sagebrush Buttercup

Sagebrush Buttercup

Aren’t the slight variations interesting?

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February 19, 2010

Sunrise

Filed under: Clouds, Montana, Outdoors, Photography, Photos, Pictures — Tags: , , , — montucky @ 10:23 am

Sunrise

What will the day be like?

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