Montana Outdoors

November 28, 2012

Flowers from summers past

Filed under: Wildflowers — Tags: , , — montucky @ 3:43 pm

Scarlet GiliaScarlet Gilia, Skyrocket

Moth MulleinMoth Mullein, unusual in white

No, it didn’t suddenly revert back to summer again. In the course of doing a project, I have been reviewing my photo library and decided that a few more photos in it are worth posting and will be doing a little of that for a time. I hope to be able to get out into the forests more in a few weeks and shoot more new stuff then. These were taken a few summers ago. The white Moth Mullein is the only white one I’ve seen.


  1. Now, how did you know I needed a flower fix right now? Gorgeous. Such little beauties. Thank you.


    Comment by Teresa Evangeline — November 28, 2012 @ 3:48 pm

    • I guess I was in the mood for these too. It has been cloudy and rather drab around here for awhile. Wildflowers always pick me up!


      Comment by montucky — November 28, 2012 @ 11:13 pm

  2. Those tiny bits of water or frost or dew…are so delicate on the red flower. Gorgeous on the mullein too. Makes it looks fresh. Beautiful.


    Comment by wordsfromanneli — November 28, 2012 @ 3:52 pm

    • We usually get a lot of rain in wildflower season and the drops make everything look fresh. I like the rain too and take pictures of flowers many times from under an umbrella.


      Comment by montucky — November 28, 2012 @ 11:15 pm

      • What a good idea!!


        Comment by wordsfromanneli — November 29, 2012 @ 12:23 am

        • A fairly large umbrella can also be used as a wind screen to stop the dancing of delicate flowers. I usually get my nose in the mud and my other end in the rain, but that’s a reasonable price to pay.


          Comment by montucky — November 29, 2012 @ 12:56 am

          • Ha, ha. You need an umbrella holder to go with you, but that could destroy the peace of the whole trip. When you’re alone it’s so nice and quiet.


            Comment by wordsfromanneli — November 29, 2012 @ 10:42 am

  3. My guess is that your photo library will keep you very busy! These two flowers are quite lovely. What a contrast between the Skyrocket and the Moth Mullein. Reminds me of Christmas and snow. 🙂


    Comment by twoscamps — November 28, 2012 @ 4:29 pm

    • I like the contrast too. There are some green flowers too, but they are not bright, Christmassy green.


      Comment by montucky — November 28, 2012 @ 11:22 pm

  4. That mullein is so pretty.


    Comment by Homestead Ramblings — November 28, 2012 @ 4:30 pm

    • I have become so used to seeing the Moth Mullein in yellow, it was a surprise in white. There were several together and they were the only white ones I’ve seen.


      Comment by montucky — November 28, 2012 @ 11:24 pm

  5. Skyrocket is new to me, but I recognized the moth mullein immediately. Both are quite lovely!


    Comment by jomegat — November 28, 2012 @ 4:45 pm

    • The Skyrocket grow only west of the Missouri river for some reason. Always makes me wonder.


      Comment by montucky — November 28, 2012 @ 11:26 pm

  6. Lovely!


    Comment by Roberta — November 28, 2012 @ 5:57 pm

  7. I’m glad you said “from the past,” or I might have though that Skyrocket was sitting in a snow drift. Now THAT would be something to see.



    Comment by knightofswords — November 28, 2012 @ 8:49 pm

    • A couple days ago I walked past the place where these grow and couldn’t find a trace of any part of the plants. Interesting strategy!


      Comment by montucky — November 28, 2012 @ 11:28 pm

  8. I’ve never seen a white moth mullien but have read about them-they really are pretty rare.


    Comment by New Hampshire Gardener — November 29, 2012 @ 5:15 am

    • There were several with this one.They are the only white ones I’ve ever seen.


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

  9. These are quite beautiful…and feel free to post flower photos at any time. They are always a welcome sight!


    Comment by dhphotosite — November 29, 2012 @ 7:57 am

  10. I thought maybe you were missing summer already and you’ve got a ways to go. Very pretty. It’s nice to have archives to fall back on when circumstances prevent getting new photos.


    Comment by Candace — November 29, 2012 @ 9:26 pm

    • It’s odd to look back through the archives. So many times I wonder why I didn’t post more of the photos.


      Comment by montucky — November 29, 2012 @ 11:33 pm

  11. I’ve never heard of either of these – both are lovely. I do like the vivid color of the skyrocket. It reminds me of our trumpet vines, although the color is deeper and more pure.


    Comment by shoreacres — November 29, 2012 @ 10:45 pm

    • We share very few flowers between your area and mine, and that makes sense because of the vastly different climates and elevations. I suppose if we don’t kill the world we live in first, the flowers will eventually adapt their way along until they meet.


      Comment by montucky — November 29, 2012 @ 11:39 pm

  12. Great photos both of them. My favorite is the first one; its color is so great.


    Comment by Sartenada — November 30, 2012 @ 12:13 am

  13. It’s always a pleasure to see a few flowers once winter starts heading our way. Bring ’em on! 🙂


    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — November 30, 2012 @ 2:07 pm

    • I think I will sprinkle a few wildflower photos in during the winter, just as a reminder.


      Comment by montucky — December 1, 2012 @ 12:04 am

  14. i am thinking of lovely flowers today
    so this is a gift


    Comment by Tammie — November 30, 2012 @ 4:48 pm

    • I walked today in an area that is wonderful for its wildflowers in season, but there are none there now in today’s cold rain.


      Comment by montucky — December 1, 2012 @ 12:05 am

  15. What superb photos. This is precisely why you need a proper camera! 🙂


    Comment by Jo Woolf — December 2, 2012 @ 2:13 am

  16. Beautiful blooms! Interestingly, white Moth Mullein is much more common in my part of Ohio than is the yellow variety.


    Comment by Watching Seasons — December 4, 2012 @ 12:27 pm

    • That’s interesting! I thought it was just an oddity of the species. There must be more to it than that!


      Comment by montucky — December 4, 2012 @ 9:27 pm

  17. The top flower is stunning! Great capture too! :O)


    Comment by janina — December 10, 2012 @ 8:03 am

    • Thank you Janina, and thanks for visiting and commenting!


      Comment by montucky — December 10, 2012 @ 9:33 pm

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