Montana Outdoors

September 27, 2012

Curtain call

Filed under: Autumn, Wildflowers — Tags: , , — montucky @ 11:16 pm

Falsegold Groundsel

Ah, but is your bow to the setting sun or the setting season!

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  1. Bowing to the setting season, soon to be falling into the falling. What a grand time of year, in my way of thinking. The trees are putting on quite the show in Wisconsin! WIll you be having a grand autumn tree show, too, Terry?

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    Comment by Bo Mackison — September 28, 2012 @ 6:14 am

    • I think you have had more rain this summer than we have. I’m a little concerned about the Fall colors here this year. It has been horribly hot and dry for over two months now and many of the trees and other plants are in distress, so it may not be as colorful as usual. I hope to be getting out more frequently now for awhile though I’ll see!

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      Comment by montucky — September 29, 2012 @ 11:12 pm

  2. Headed to the mountains this weekend and next to enjoy the changing seasons. My boots are ready to touch the earth and my eyes are ready to take in all that nature has to offer. Your blog and pictures keep me going in between my travels. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful part of our country.

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    Comment by anniespickns — September 28, 2012 @ 6:48 am

    • I hope you will have some great Fall scenery this weekend! I’m long overdue to get out again too. I miss it so much when I can’t!

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      Comment by montucky — September 29, 2012 @ 11:13 pm

  3. A sweet beauty!

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    Comment by Debby — September 28, 2012 @ 7:10 am

    • Yes! That little plant lives just above the water line by the river and it is nearly completely obscured by a group of scrubby willows, but upon a closer look it is very pretty. We always have to look closely, don’t we!

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      Comment by montucky — September 29, 2012 @ 11:17 pm

  4. ‘Tis important to commemorate such partings – glad you are doing it!

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    Comment by C.C. — September 28, 2012 @ 7:33 am

    • Yes, there are so many interesting and beautiful things that take place as we go through the natural cycles. In a more perfect world we would have the time and access to be obwerving them all of the time!

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      Comment by montucky — September 29, 2012 @ 11:18 pm

  5. Good question, Montucky! Goodbye, beautiful wildflowers, until we meet again.

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    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — September 28, 2012 @ 7:48 am

    • I always miss them while they are in their winter cycle, but that too is necessary and it will be so wonderful to see them come to life and color again in spring!

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      Comment by montucky — September 29, 2012 @ 11:22 pm

  6. I like to think of it as bowing to both. Great photo…it is a happy scene.

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    Comment by dhphotosite — September 28, 2012 @ 11:11 am

  7. Oh, these are nice. After the goldenrod, I don’t see much yellow in the fall.

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    Comment by sandy — September 28, 2012 @ 3:05 pm

    • We still have goldenrod, a few brown-eyed susans, a variety of asters and a couple others in the sunflower family. Not a lot, but enough that I was surprised to find them this late in the year and especially in the drought conditions that we have had.

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      Comment by montucky — September 29, 2012 @ 11:25 pm

  8. Those flowers look like they’ll become a nice head of seeds for the birds.

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    Comment by New Hampshire Gardener — September 29, 2012 @ 6:25 am

    • I think they will. The birds are still doing quite well, but lots of them are starting their migrations.

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      Comment by montucky — September 29, 2012 @ 11:26 pm

  9. Just gorgeous. It’s gray and rainy here this morning, and a little dark, but your flowers shine as though they’re lit from within. Fall wildflowers are the best – perhaps it’s the knowing they’ll soon be gone.

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    Comment by shoreacres — September 29, 2012 @ 7:48 am

    • Gray and rainy sound so good now! We are hoping for just a little rain next week; at least there is a chance. I would love to have a few good rains before the snow comes! I don’t think Will was thinking of wildflowers, but “parting is such sweet sorrow…”.

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      Comment by montucky — September 29, 2012 @ 11:29 pm

  10. I wish we’d have a bow to the setting season here…but not seeming like it yet. huhggggggggggy <–My cat Marbles just typed that walking across the keyboard. Since it's almost a word, I left it.

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    Comment by Candace — September 29, 2012 @ 11:36 am

    • One of my favorite seasons when I was in Phoenix was orange blossom season. (Well, it should be a season!) Tell Marbles “hello” for me!

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      Comment by montucky — September 29, 2012 @ 11:31 pm

  11. Hi Montucky, A fitting bow to the end of their season of providing us with beauty. Don’t worry, they will be back next Spring or Summer to enchant us once again. Excellent photo. Have a lovely day tomorrow!

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    Comment by wildlifewatcher — September 29, 2012 @ 6:38 pm

    • In a world full of confusion and unrest, isn’t that a comforting thought! You have a beautiful day too!

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      Comment by montucky — September 29, 2012 @ 11:38 pm

  12. just gorgeous detail and background, it looks 3D! I hope you are feeling ready for fall/winter.

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    Comment by farmhouse stories — September 30, 2012 @ 1:47 pm

    • Thanks! This has been a strange, hot and dry summer. THere is just a small touch of Fall in the air, and I wonder if I will really feel it until I see the first snow.

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      Comment by montucky — September 30, 2012 @ 10:07 pm

  13. I can’t imagine a better curtain call, beautiful!

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    Comment by Wild_Bill — September 30, 2012 @ 6:25 pm

    • Thanks Bill! They make a nice last memory of summer, don’t they!

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      Comment by montucky — September 30, 2012 @ 10:07 pm

  14. While I love Winter, I miss the wildflowers. This one is very cheery.

    Malcolm

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    Comment by knightofswords — October 1, 2012 @ 11:52 am

    • I will too! This looks like it will be a long winter; I hope it will be a snowy one.

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      Comment by montucky — October 1, 2012 @ 8:20 pm

  15. my goodness, this is a gorgeous image
    each flower
    in focus and out
    the texture of the background
    beautiful

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    Comment by Tammie — October 1, 2012 @ 9:27 pm

  16. Gorgeous flowers!

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    Comment by Marcie — October 3, 2012 @ 5:30 am

    • The last of the year, I’m afraid, but good ones to remember until spring.

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      Comment by montucky — October 3, 2012 @ 8:57 pm

  17. Last summer greeting – I suppose.

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    Comment by Sartenada — October 4, 2012 @ 11:01 pm

    • Probably is. It will be interesting if I can make it to one of the peaks around, now that they have had a snow, to see if there are any flowers remaining there!

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      Comment by montucky — October 4, 2012 @ 11:35 pm

  18. Last year, early frost. This year, drought. Fall spectacle is in jeopardy again.

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    Comment by Kim — October 12, 2012 @ 11:47 am

    • Forgot to praise the pretty little blooms. Ni,e!

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      Comment by Kim — October 12, 2012 @ 11:49 am

      • (darn virtual keyboard. I meant nice, of course.)

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        Comment by Kim — October 12, 2012 @ 11:50 am

    • It seems to be, although today I did see some aspens that have turned nicely. Lots of trees though have turned abruptly from green to brown.

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      Comment by montucky — October 12, 2012 @ 8:37 pm


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