Montana Outdoors

November 17, 2010


Filed under: Flowers, Winter — Tags: , — montucky @ 8:34 pm




  1. Is that a pansy? Quite an unusual color–it is very rich and velvety.


    Comment by kateri — November 17, 2010 @ 8:38 pm

    • It is. So far it has survived many freezing nights but this has been the first snow. We will likely lose it next week when we expect sub-zero temperatures.


      Comment by montucky — November 17, 2010 @ 8:52 pm

  2. Simply beautiful!


    Comment by jpcabit — November 17, 2010 @ 8:43 pm

  3. Beautiful persistence. what a wonderful shot !


    Comment by isathreadsoflife — November 18, 2010 @ 1:31 am

    • I’m glad I checked on it after the snow. I’m not sure I know why the snow melted just over the blossom.


      Comment by montucky — November 18, 2010 @ 7:21 pm

  4. Lovely shot and perspective. 🙂


    Comment by Anna — November 18, 2010 @ 6:49 am

  5. You had snow! Tolerant pansy, for sure. Great shot.


    Comment by Bo Mackison — November 18, 2010 @ 9:41 am

    • We had about 4 inches and most of it has melted. More on the way though!


      Comment by montucky — November 18, 2010 @ 7:23 pm

  6. Nice textures and framing, well done. Sub-zeros next week, glad we’re not there yet.


    Comment by Daveabirding — November 18, 2010 @ 10:04 am

    • I don’t know if the Arctic air mass is supposed to move into your area or not, Dave. That’s weather that I’m never too pleased with.


      Comment by montucky — November 18, 2010 @ 7:24 pm

  7. Gorgeous shot! Wow!


    Comment by Barbara — November 18, 2010 @ 11:20 am

  8. I was going to ask if you got the snow…here’s my answer. 🙂

    The contrast is eye-popping.


    Comment by Scott Thomas Photography — November 18, 2010 @ 11:28 am

    • Yes, Scott, winter is about to arrive here. I look forward to more snow, but not the extreme cold.


      Comment by montucky — November 18, 2010 @ 7:26 pm

  9. Hi Montucky, Wow! What a wonderfully rich color in that Pansy or whatever flower it happens to be. Have a great day and keep putting up those ever-so-excellent pictures you take.


    Comment by wildlifewatcher — November 18, 2010 @ 3:19 pm

    • Thanks wildlifewatcher! It was the prettiest of the many Pansies that we had this year, and it chose to grow in a place that was easily seen from one of our kitchen windows.


      Comment by montucky — November 18, 2010 @ 7:27 pm

  10. That is so pretty. Did you rescue the pansy? Maybe it would be fine, if it melts quickly.


    Comment by Sandy — November 18, 2010 @ 4:02 pm

    • We don’t think it would survive inside, but many, perhaps most, of our Pansies keep coming up for several years. We hope this one will.


      Comment by montucky — November 18, 2010 @ 7:29 pm

  11. That’s so great to see how the “struggle from life” is hard.

    Great photo, I like it. I see that snow was very wet in Your photo.


    Comment by sartenada — November 19, 2010 @ 12:07 am

    • This snow was indeed very wet. The temperature was quite warm and the snowflakes were huge and heavy. I think the next will be very cold, the kind of snow that “squeaks” when you walk on it.

      Some times during our winters, an Arctic air mass will migrate down into this area from Canada, bringing very cold temperatures, often more than -20F. One of these should arrive here this weekend, but the predictions for this one are for no more than -7F for a few days.


      Comment by montucky — November 19, 2010 @ 1:07 am

  12. oooh, I love this shot. the red contrast…wow! really lovely, in picture and idea


    Comment by silken — November 19, 2010 @ 12:19 pm

  13. So beautiful in its simplicity and complexity – a flower in snow. Cool!


    Comment by Cait — November 20, 2010 @ 11:05 am

    • It was completely covered during the night, but somehow it melted enough to let the blossom show through.


      Comment by montucky — November 20, 2010 @ 8:09 pm

  14. That’s a very pretty photo!


    Comment by Candace — November 20, 2010 @ 11:56 am

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