Montana Outdoors

July 15, 2011

Wildflowers of summer (4)



Bunchberry ~ Cornus canadensis

Slender Cinquefoil, Graceful Cinquefoil

Slender Cinquefoil, Graceful Cinquefoil ~ Potentilla gracillis

Drummond's Cinquefoil

Drummond’s Cinquefoil ~ Potentilla drummondii

Sulphur Cinquefoil

Sulphur Cinquefoil ~ Potentilla recta

Oxeye Daisy

Oxeye Daisy

Oxeye Daisy ~ Leucanthemum vulgare

July 12, 2011

Pretty little visitor.

Filed under: Animals, White-tail deer — Tags: — montucky @ 2:51 pm

Whitetail fawn

Whitetail fawn

This little one just showed up this morning, possibly having been born in our little canyon within the last week.

July 11, 2011

Wildflowers of summer (3)

And the procession continues!

Bittersweet Nightshade

Climbing Nightshade, Bittersweet Nightshade, Felonwort ~ Solanum dulcamara



Twinflower ~ Linnaea borealis

Spear Leaf or Lance-leaved Stonecrop

Spear Leaf or Lance-leaved Stonecrop ~ Sedum lanceolatum

Meadow Buttercup

Meadow Buttercup ~ Ranunculus acris

Canada Violet

Canada Violet ~ Viola canadensis

July 10, 2011

Wildflowers of summer (2)

Filed under: Wildflowers — Tags: , , , , — montucky @ 10:48 pm

The Pointer and I left for our evening walk a little late tonight, having waited until the coolness of evening set in and chose to go to a section of forest road in a shaded canyon where it would be cool. Just as I was about to park the Jeep, down the road came two absolutely gorgeous Black bears, I would guess a mother and her last summer’s cub. They were jet black and all signs of winter’s rubbing and matting was gone from their coats in which the hairs were very long and thick. As usual I was in awe at the size of their paws as they loped along, kicking up small puffs of dust from the old road.

Now, back to wildflowers…

White Lupines

White Lupine

White Lupines, the first I’ve encountered!

Nodding Onion

Nodding Onion ~ Allium cernuum

Arnica seed head

Arnica seed head

Nootka rose

Nootka (I think) Rose



July 9, 2011

Loneman Divide

Filed under: Cabinet Mountains — montucky @ 11:09 pm

Loneman Divide

Along Loneman Divide in western Montana’s Cabinet Mountains.

July 7, 2011

Road 5587 (3)

Filed under: Koo Koo Sint, Teepee-Spring Creek roadless area — Tags: , — montucky @ 9:26 pm

This is the last set of photos from this trip, perhaps a few too many, but after all it was a fairly long distance and a good day for scenery; also hopefully a feeling for the kind of scenery one comes across in an area like that.

Road 5587

Road 5587

Road 5587

Road 5587

Road 5587

Road 5587

Eddy Mountain LO

This is a zoom shot taken from the same place as the previous photo, done to show the lookout cabin on Eddy Peak about ten miles away, across the Clark Fork valley and in an entirely different mountain range.

Oh, and the Beargrass are starting to bloom already in that area.


Beargrass ~ Xerophyllum tenax

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