Montana Outdoors

May 28, 2012

Rainy day roses

Filed under: Wildflowers — Tags: , — montucky @ 9:28 pm

Prickly Rose

Prickly Rose

Prickly Rose

Prickly Rose

Prickly Rose

Prickly Rose

Prickly Rose, Rosa acicularis, May 27

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  1. Rain drops on roses…lovely!

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    Comment by Roberta — May 29, 2012 @ 12:18 am

    • I love the combination of rain and wildflowers, roses especially, and on days with light rain the light is wonderful for photography.

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      Comment by montucky — May 29, 2012 @ 8:26 pm

  2. Gorgeous photos – I just love the raindrops and the little pools in the petals. Well done!

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    Comment by Jo Woolf — May 29, 2012 @ 2:46 am

    • This was a near perfect rain for flower photos, a little more than a mist.

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      Comment by montucky — May 29, 2012 @ 8:27 pm

  3. A perfect combo – roses and rain. Beautiful, lush photos.

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    Comment by Teresa Evangeline — May 29, 2012 @ 5:29 am

    • A rainy day is perfect for bringing out the color of wildflowers. I like being out on rainy days anyway and it is so good for the flowers.

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      Comment by montucky — May 29, 2012 @ 8:33 pm

  4. The rain only makes them more beautiful!

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    Comment by sandy — May 29, 2012 @ 6:08 am

  5. This rose looks very similar to Rosa rugosa, which is an old, old favorite around here. Glad you’re finally getting some rain!

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    Comment by New Hampshire Gardener — May 29, 2012 @ 7:01 am

    • I saw some photos of rugosa in white too. Beautiful! It’s also interesting that it is native to the eastern part of the U.S. and then Washington state. Go figure!

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      Comment by montucky — May 29, 2012 @ 8:37 pm

  6. Is this a wild rose? The one we have around here is called Wood Rose, I believe. Not quite as showy (though this close up, it might be!)

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    Comment by Kim — May 29, 2012 @ 7:41 am

    • Yes it’s wild. I think we have Wood rose here too but I can’t remember where I saw them.

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      Comment by montucky — May 29, 2012 @ 8:38 pm

  7. Such a pretty color. Glad you’re having rain!

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    Comment by Homestead Ramblings — May 29, 2012 @ 8:36 am

    • I’m thankful for the rain although we haven’t had much volume, just light showers. Still, better than none!

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      Comment by montucky — May 29, 2012 @ 8:40 pm

  8. Raindrops on roses, sounds like a song. 😉 I love these close-ups of such pretty subjects.

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    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — May 29, 2012 @ 8:59 am

    • Wild roses are just about everywhere here in the valleys and they’re all so pretty and bloom for a long time too.

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      Comment by montucky — May 29, 2012 @ 8:41 pm

  9. Absolutely fantabulous photos!!!

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    Comment by allbymyself09 — May 29, 2012 @ 10:51 am

    • Thanks Barbara! It was lucky that the conditions were just right for photographing those roses!

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      Comment by montucky — May 29, 2012 @ 8:48 pm

  10. Super photos and I love the rain drops!!!

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    Comment by dhphotosite — May 29, 2012 @ 11:29 am

    • Thanks! I love seeing wildflowers during a light rain and go out in those conditions every chance I get.

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      Comment by montucky — May 29, 2012 @ 8:51 pm

  11. so very lovely~

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    Comment by Tammie — May 29, 2012 @ 2:12 pm

    • Thanks Tammie. They are very beautiful flowers and grow in wonderful settings too!

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      Comment by montucky — May 29, 2012 @ 8:52 pm

  12. Hi Montucky, More for the “Print” button! Beautiful! Have a super nice Wednesday tomorrow!

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    Comment by wildlifewatcher — May 29, 2012 @ 5:39 pm

  13. The rain is beautiful – so are the flowers! Lavender roses always stop me – I don’t expect a rose to be that color. There’s always a surprise! Is this prickly rose a wildflower? Where I grew up, roses always were planted by someone other than Mother Nature.

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    Comment by shoreacres — May 29, 2012 @ 6:41 pm

    • Yes, these are wild, one of about four species native to this area. They are abundant, especially along the larger streams and in the valleys. There’s a large area of them between my house and the river where they are so thick it’s impossible to walk through them. I grew up with the wild ones but my Mother always grew a variety of roses around the house too.

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      Comment by montucky — May 29, 2012 @ 8:57 pm

  14. LIKE, LIKE, LIKE, LIKE, LIKE!!

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    Comment by zannyro — May 29, 2012 @ 8:47 pm

  15. Lovely pictures Terry. The raindrops add a whole different dimension. Do you use a flash to light your subjects?

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    Comment by Finn Holding — May 30, 2012 @ 3:33 pm

    • I agree that the raindrops do add another dimension. Raindrops and wildflowers go together! I do often use flash, but just the on-camera flash, and it seems to do fairly well.

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      Comment by montucky — May 30, 2012 @ 10:33 pm

  16. I have a friend who swears lavender roses have the strongest scent. Do these? So pretty with the raindrops, now you just need the whiskers on kittens.

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    Comment by Candace — May 30, 2012 @ 9:17 pm

    • Very light scent on these, much less than on domestic roses. One of my favorite things and one of my favorite songs!

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      Comment by montucky — May 30, 2012 @ 10:39 pm

  17. There’s something about water drops on blooms that look wonderful- great photos!

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    Comment by Watching Seasons — May 31, 2012 @ 5:41 pm

    • “Sometimes an April day will suddenly bring showers
      Rain to grow the flowers for her first bouquet…” ~ from “April Love”, recorded so many years ago by Pat Boone.

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      Comment by montucky — May 31, 2012 @ 9:02 pm

  18. Oh, so pretty! Nice to the good kind of wild rose–not the vicious and invasive ones we have been working so hard to get rid of!

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    Comment by kateri — June 1, 2012 @ 12:01 am

    • They are very pleasant to see here and seem to occupy areas where they are not intrusive, although sometimes it’s a task to wade through them to get to a fishing spot!

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      Comment by montucky — June 1, 2012 @ 8:32 am

  19. How to praise Your fantastic photos, because they all are extremely beautiful and my favorite photo is the last one.

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    Comment by Sartenada — June 1, 2012 @ 2:45 am

    • I’m often captivated by nature’s display of flowers. There is just so much beauty to be seen and photographed!

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      Comment by montucky — June 1, 2012 @ 8:36 am

  20. WOW! Absolutely stunning! The roses are beautiful but the water droplets add so much more drama and color I think! Great work! (as usual!!!)

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    Comment by bayphotosbydonna — June 1, 2012 @ 8:53 am

    • It’s usually worthwhile to wander around when it is lightly raining. I’m glad I encountered the roses.

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      Comment by montucky — June 1, 2012 @ 10:13 pm

  21. Breathtaking gorgeous! I especially like the 2nd and 3rd photos. There is just something about raindrops on flowers.

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    Comment by Anna Surface — June 1, 2012 @ 7:57 pm

    • There sure is. I think it’s a subtle symbolism of the purity of the rain and the purity of the flower.

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      Comment by montucky — June 1, 2012 @ 10:15 pm

  22. I stopped to take pictures of the first wild rose bush I saw of the season the other day. I much prefer yours sprinkled with water … these are gorgeous!

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    Comment by bearyweather — June 2, 2012 @ 4:16 am

    • I always have to get a few shots of the first rose of the season too. Then many more as the bloom spreads all over.

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      Comment by montucky — June 2, 2012 @ 10:07 pm

  23. Your photography is stunning. I especially love the raindrop photos.

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    Comment by Neita — June 2, 2012 @ 4:27 am

    • Thank you! I’m usually in luck here because I love to photograph in the rain and in spring there are many rainy days. Later in the summer when I can get into the high country I like some sunny days for landscape photos though.

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      Comment by montucky — June 2, 2012 @ 10:10 pm

  24. Beautiful captures, the raindrops makes the flowers even more beautiful !

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    Comment by Inspired and pretty — June 2, 2012 @ 9:30 am

    • Thanks! I like the little rain drops too. These were taken during a nice light rain.

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      Comment by montucky — June 2, 2012 @ 10:12 pm

  25. These rose photos are some of the loveliest I’ve seen – I always stop to smell a wild rose – they smell so divine. Thank you for your wonderful photography

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    Comment by Julie — June 2, 2012 @ 5:42 pm

    • Thanks Julie! I also like to smell the roses, and there are lots of them in this area, fortunately.

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      Comment by montucky — June 2, 2012 @ 10:14 pm

  26. gorgeous flowers, love the colors & raindrops! =)

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    Comment by Tricia — June 6, 2012 @ 8:12 am


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