Montana Outdoors

June 1, 2012

Dandelion in the rain

Filed under: Wildflowers — Tags: — montucky @ 9:59 pm

Dandelion seedhead

June 1


  1. That is a beautiful dandelion…very nice picture…good job, Montucky. 🙂


    Comment by seekraz — June 1, 2012 @ 10:44 pm

    • I’m not really sure what caused that look, other than the rain, of course. There was one right next to it though that didn’t look like this at all.


      Comment by montucky — June 1, 2012 @ 11:08 pm

  2. It is just unbelievable to me sometimes, how perfect nature can be…lovely, lovely shot!


    Comment by zannyro — June 2, 2012 @ 1:43 am

    • There’s something incredible to see every day!


      Comment by montucky — June 2, 2012 @ 11:28 pm

      • Truer words were never spoken.


        Comment by zannyro — June 3, 2012 @ 6:37 am

        • After all of the years that I’ve lived here, today I came across a wildflower that I’ve never seen before, a Russethair saxifrage, Saxifraga ferruginea.


          Comment by montucky — June 3, 2012 @ 10:40 pm

  3. For what some consider a weed, dandelions sure have a variety of beautiful sides during their life cycle.
    I saw some like this last week after it rained and I had to stop and take a look (no camera) … love the symmetry.


    Comment by bearyweather — June 2, 2012 @ 4:09 am

    • There are lots of them too, and they lead very public lives. I much prefer them though out in the country.


      Comment by montucky — June 2, 2012 @ 11:31 pm

  4. If there ever was a perfect photograph this is it!


    Comment by Wild_Bill — June 2, 2012 @ 5:34 am

    • Thanks Bill. It was very striking when I saw it and more so when the lens revealed the details.


      Comment by montucky — June 2, 2012 @ 11:34 pm

  5. Can you believe I didn’t recognize what it was? The flowerhead looks pretty this way.


    Comment by sandy — June 2, 2012 @ 8:43 am

  6. This is so cool…love your florals!!!


    Comment by dhphotosite — June 2, 2012 @ 8:44 am

  7. Wow. This picture blows me away.


    Comment by badwalker — June 2, 2012 @ 9:07 am

    • I’ve not before seen one do exactly this either. It sure stood out in the forest!


      Comment by montucky — June 2, 2012 @ 11:38 pm

  8. Your unusual photo makes me hate them just a bit less. 😉
    Though all those brown things at the center have the potential to be another “weed” next year, if not sooner!


    Comment by Kim — June 2, 2012 @ 9:24 am

    • I think it’s only when they invade the areas that we cultivate that they out-stay their welcome. I find the ones along the streams are very attractive.


      Comment by montucky — June 2, 2012 @ 11:41 pm

  9. Stunning capture!!


    Comment by allbymyself09 — June 2, 2012 @ 11:02 am

  10. Reminds me of a pinwheel! Cool!


    Comment by Stacey Dawn — June 2, 2012 @ 1:35 pm

  11. It is interesting how one seed head will do that and others won’t-I’ve noticed that too. Great photo-I can’t seem to get one that I’m satisfied enough with to post.


    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — June 2, 2012 @ 4:48 pm

    • I know the rain was a factor, but there was another within inches of this that looked entirely different.


      Comment by montucky — June 2, 2012 @ 11:43 pm

  12. doesn’t look so tough wet, does he?


    Comment by Sandy — June 2, 2012 @ 5:23 pm

  13. It’s not as soggy when wet as I would have expected.



    Comment by knightofswords — June 2, 2012 @ 7:38 pm

    • If it were growing closer I would check to see how it dried out.


      Comment by montucky — June 2, 2012 @ 11:45 pm

  14. That is a lovely photo. Our dandelion puffballs are pretty much gone.


    Comment by kateri — June 2, 2012 @ 9:28 pm

    • Lots of them are gone here too, but others are still blooming, and they will bloom at the higher elevations here until the snow comes.


      Comment by montucky — June 2, 2012 @ 11:45 pm

  15. That is unusual…although I rarely see our multitude of dandelions get rained on.


    Comment by Candace — June 3, 2012 @ 7:07 pm

  16. It looks like a dandelion, and yet it doesn’t. Isn’t it funny, that we don’t think of plants capable of the kind of individuality which we possess – but why not? Perhaps this one just wanted to stand out a bit!


    Comment by shoreacres — June 3, 2012 @ 10:00 pm

    • I’m still not sure what cause this look. At first I thought that perhaps the top part of the dome had already blown away, but nearly all of the seeds at the center still seem to be there. I guess I’ll just take it for what it is; pretty.


      Comment by montucky — June 3, 2012 @ 10:44 pm

  17. WOW! That made one unusual but extremely fascinating picture.


    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — June 5, 2012 @ 2:47 pm

  18. Pretty photogenic, those rain-drenched dandelions, aren’t they? Looks like fireworks.


    Comment by TheDailyClick — June 7, 2012 @ 3:42 am

    • They are, in blossom and in seed. And there are plenty to shoot at!


      Comment by montucky — June 7, 2012 @ 10:54 pm

  19. Great photo! Seed heads are wonderful, aren’t they! I’ve taken lots of photos of them in the winter when they are decorated with snow flakes. My favourite seed heads are the ones in the daisy and poppy families.


    Comment by Margie — June 21, 2012 @ 4:06 pm

    • They really are. They are a study all by themselves and many are beautiful!


      Comment by montucky — June 21, 2012 @ 10:22 pm

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