Montana Outdoors

May 30, 2010

May… the month of the blues

Wild HyacinthLarge-flowered tritelia, Wild Hyacinth, Triteleia grandifloraBrodiaea douglasii

Wild HyacinthLarge-flowered tritelia, Wild Hyacinth, Triteleia grandifloraBrodiaea douglasii

Blue AzureBlue Azure

Early blue violetEarly blue violet, viola adunca

Small-Flowered PenstemonSmall-Flowered Penstemon, Penstemon procerus

Small-Flowered Penstemon Small-Flowered Penstemon, Penstemon procerus

Silvery lupineSilvery lupine, Lupinus argenteus

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  1. I love the shade of blue in the wild hyacinth! And what a great capture of the butterfly.

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    Comment by kateri — May 30, 2010 @ 9:26 pm

    • The hyacinths are interesting because their color can very so much as the light does and the angle changes. They are rather strange plants but I always look forward to their blooms.

      For some reason I haven’t seen nearly as many butterflies as I usually do. It has been a strange spring and summer and perhaps that affects them. I love to see the blues.

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      Comment by montucky — May 30, 2010 @ 10:41 pm

  2. All of those blues are great! I have wild violets in my backyard and would not mow them. They are so beautiful. Your pictures are excellent!

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    Comment by wildlifewatcher — May 30, 2010 @ 9:46 pm

    • Thank you! There are patches of violets in our yard too. They are easy to spot because those are the areas that never seem to get mowed.

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      Comment by montucky — May 30, 2010 @ 10:43 pm

  3. Luxuriant, lush blues. And that butterfly is beautiful!!!!!!!

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    Comment by Candace — May 30, 2010 @ 10:08 pm

    • I’ve gotten far behind in posting photos of the flowers and so thought that this group of blues would help catch up. Then today I added several more along just a couple miles of trail. I love this time of year!

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      Comment by montucky — May 30, 2010 @ 10:49 pm

  4. All of these are quite lovely in their shades of blue. Love the butterfly! The blue violet is my favorite.

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    Comment by Anna Surface — May 31, 2010 @ 9:35 am

    • After an extremely dry winter here, many of the flower species are not doing very well, the blue violets seem to be flourishing. I see lots of them nearly everywhere I go and it’s really enjoyable!

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      Comment by montucky — May 31, 2010 @ 10:19 am

  5. Blue Azure – exquisite! Such a wonderful time of the year it is. Happy Memorial Day!

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    Comment by Maureen — May 31, 2010 @ 9:57 am

    • It is a wonderful time of year. This is traditionally our wettest month and this May is no exception. The cloudy weather seems to emphasize the wildflowers that a providing color to the forests.

      I hope you are having a pleasant holiday as well!

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      Comment by montucky — May 31, 2010 @ 10:21 am

  6. Blue, blue,…. lovely blues!

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    Comment by Cedar — May 31, 2010 @ 12:54 pm

    • Wish I could have included bluebirds, but still haven’t had a good chance to photograph one this year. We do have a pair nesting near our house this summer though.

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      Comment by montucky — May 31, 2010 @ 1:12 pm

  7. Love the blues – especially the first one and the blue butterfly! Whoo hoo!

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    Comment by Stacey Dawn — June 1, 2010 @ 4:10 pm

  8. I love blue. I think the first shot and the butterfly are my favorites here!

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    Comment by silken — June 1, 2010 @ 4:17 pm

  9. How lovely flowers!!! Blue is my favorite color, so I love these.

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    Comment by sartenada — June 2, 2010 @ 12:07 am

    • Yes, they are sure pretty. I ran across another blue flower this evening but didn’t have my camera with me. I’ll get a photo of it in the next day or so.

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      Comment by montucky — June 2, 2010 @ 8:10 pm

  10. I will add to the consensus 🙂 They are all quite pleasing to view… their are those couple of standouts!!

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    Comment by kcjewel — June 5, 2010 @ 7:08 am

    • Today I ran across several more “blues”: I’ll post them a little later.

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      Comment by montucky — June 5, 2010 @ 8:44 pm


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