Montana Outdoors

December 11, 2010

Thinking of June…

Mock OrangeMock Orange, Philadelphus lewisii

 Prickly Rose Prickly Rose, Rosa acicularis

 Prickly RosePrickly Rose, Rosa acicularis

Oxeye DaisyOxeye Daisy, Leucanthemum vulgare

Red Clover Red Clover, Trifolium pratense

Orange HoneysuckleOrange Honeysuckle, Lonicera ciliosa


  1. For those of you that are have already experienced winter weather I can understand your thoughts. As for myself I would love to have a white Christmas.. (: lovely photos!


    Comment by Roberta Gould — December 11, 2010 @ 10:14 pm

    • I love white Christmases too, and this year we will certainly have one. After a couple of weeks of freezing rain on top of the previous snow, tonight we are having a beautiful snow again and there will be a thick blanket of it on the ground in the morning.


      Comment by montucky — December 11, 2010 @ 11:21 pm

  2. Lovely summer images Terry – adore that Daisy one!! Hope you and yours stay warm and safe with all the snow!


    Comment by Stacey Dawn — December 11, 2010 @ 11:23 pm

    • Thanks Stacey! Our family will be just fine, andn tomorrow should be very pretty. I’m always concerned about the folks on the highways though. I’m glad your heating system is working again too, even though I don’t think this storm should affect your area.


      Comment by montucky — December 11, 2010 @ 11:41 pm

  3. Ohhh sooo very pretty! Great shots!!! =)


    Comment by Tricia — December 12, 2010 @ 1:26 am

  4. I too am thinking of summer. But I know it is really far away! Your photos give it to me in a wonderful way though! As I dream on…………


    Comment by Roberta Warshaw — December 12, 2010 @ 7:25 am

    • We always have several times during winter when it gets very dark and gray for weeks at a time, as it is right now. Thought I’d brighten things up a bit!


      Comment by montucky — December 12, 2010 @ 12:49 pm

  5. June is a great time for a lot of wildflowers. Even so, I like winter too much to skip it. 🙂


    Comment by knightofswords — December 12, 2010 @ 9:34 am

    • I’m the same way, but I’d be happy if winter were a little shorter. Maybe I could send you some?


      Comment by montucky — December 12, 2010 @ 12:50 pm

  6. The rose is so pretty! I wonder if we would appreciate flowers so much if we didn’t have a winter season. (I wouldn’t mind if it was a little shorter, though!) We finally have snow, so it isn’t so drab feeling around here.


    Comment by kateri — December 12, 2010 @ 9:43 am

    • I’m sure we enjoy flowers more after a cold winter, especially wildflowers. Looks like you are getting a lot of snow right now.


      Comment by montucky — December 12, 2010 @ 12:52 pm

  7. Just went some of my summer photos yesterday. Yep, it;s a great way to bring back those summery memories! Thanks for sharing yours.


    Comment by Bo Mackison — December 12, 2010 @ 10:19 am

    • I love to look at the flower pictures during winter, although it’s best if I don’t dwell on them too much! Lol!


      Comment by montucky — December 12, 2010 @ 12:54 pm

  8. The shadows on the first photo are so pretty.


    Comment by Candace — December 12, 2010 @ 11:18 am

  9. Lovely photos! I’m longing to see flowers in my garden though that time is a long way off! We haven’t even had snow yet– or any very cold weather– and I’m already looking forward to Spring! 🙂


    Comment by Barbara — December 12, 2010 @ 12:16 pm

    • I’ve found that when I get tired of winter it isn’t because of the snow or even the cold; it’s the gray skies day after day. That really makes me long for spring. Oh well, My photo records show that last year the first Buttercups and pussy willows started to show up here on January 30th.


      Comment by montucky — December 12, 2010 @ 12:59 pm

  10. It isn’t even technically winter yet, and I am already thinking of spring. Thanks for the preview.


    Comment by sandy — December 12, 2010 @ 2:27 pm

    • I bet there are quite a few folks in the mid-west thinking of spring today too!


      Comment by montucky — December 12, 2010 @ 2:51 pm

  11. Miserable..grey..cold winter rain today. These summer images come as a breath of happy air. Beautiful!


    Comment by Marcie — December 12, 2010 @ 2:45 pm

    • That’s exactly what we’ve having too. We had 3 to 4 inches of snow early in the night and the forecast was for much more: then it started to rain and it has been drizzling ever since. I like to be out in summer rains, but in winter, not so much!


      Comment by montucky — December 12, 2010 @ 2:53 pm

  12. Hi Montucky, Ooh, I sure do like your photo spread today! Those Orange Honeysuckles are so vivid! Thanks for the big ray of sunshine today. It is cold and snowing here in TN today! Have a wonderful rest of Sunday and a nice day tomorrow!


    Comment by wildlifewatcher — December 12, 2010 @ 4:17 pm

    • So now you have cold and snow and we have rain! This time of year I prefer the snow! I wondered if the big storm that hit the mid-west would move down your way. Stay warm!


      Comment by montucky — December 12, 2010 @ 5:06 pm

  13. These photographs are a delight to see now that winter has set in. I love the orange honeysuckle.


    Comment by Anna — December 14, 2010 @ 8:56 am

    • I saved a whole bunch of wildflower photos the post throughout the winter. All of my others would be white!


      Comment by montucky — December 14, 2010 @ 10:37 am

  14. How “cheery” to bring into our mind summer. All those photos are lovely. Especially I like the photo from Red Clover, Trifolium pratense. That is great macro which gives justice to its beauty.


    Comment by sartenada — December 16, 2010 @ 11:37 pm

    • This time of year I like to remember the beauty of the summer wildflowers as a little break from the snow and gray skies.


      Comment by montucky — December 17, 2010 @ 1:02 am

  15. These are some awesome close up photos. I especially loved looking at the individual petals on the clover. Great post!


    Comment by Bill — December 17, 2010 @ 6:01 am

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