Montana Outdoors

July 6, 2014

Daisy & friends

Filed under: Wildflowers — Tags: , — montucky @ 8:08 pm

Daisy & friends

I like the tiny one peeking out from under the petals.



  1. There is nothing more stunning than seeing nature up close. A beautiful photo.


    Comment by Teresa Evangeline — July 6, 2014 @ 8:59 pm

    • Teresa, I am blessed. The trail along which this flower is growing starts only 5 miles from my house. It is lined with a large variety of wildflowers and its tread displays the prints of horses, bears, wolves, lion, bovines and a few from our species. I never know what to expect when I travel there, but I’m never disappointed.


      Comment by montucky — July 6, 2014 @ 10:24 pm

  2. The thick rich white of these petals reminds me of the creamy white of gardenias.


    Comment by wordsfromanneli — July 6, 2014 @ 9:52 pm

    • They do! I dislike the dry heat of our summers, but that is tempered somewhat by the appearance of daisies.


      Comment by montucky — July 6, 2014 @ 10:26 pm

  3. That flower had a lot of visitors that day. I often see the same when I look at my photos, even though I didn’t see anything out of the ordinary when I took it.


    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — July 7, 2014 @ 4:36 am

    • Yes, I also find lots of things through the lens that I didn’t see through the viewer. I didn’t post the photo, but on a flower close to this one there was a yellow crab spider. When I tried to get close for a photo it hid underneath the flower. I was able to lay down on my back and get a photo from below and the spider seemed to be content with that.


      Comment by montucky — July 7, 2014 @ 9:27 pm

  4. Lovely work Terry !!!


    Comment by Bernie Kasper — July 7, 2014 @ 8:36 am

    • Thanks Bernie. That was taken with an inexpensive little camera that I sometimes carry. I was surprised at how well it did.


      Comment by montucky — July 7, 2014 @ 9:28 pm

  5. Hi Montucky, I especially like your floral macros. Beautiful even with the bonus insects. Have a pleasant day!


    Comment by wildlifewatcher — July 7, 2014 @ 9:57 am

    • Thanks! I think the flower’s visitors are very interesting and they are a big part of the flower’s success strategy.


      Comment by montucky — July 7, 2014 @ 9:29 pm

  6. Aw, Daisy is a little shy I see. Hiding her pretty face. 😉


    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — July 7, 2014 @ 11:38 am

  7. If you hadn’t mentioned the one hiding beneath a petal, I probably would not have seen it at all!


    Comment by jomegat — July 7, 2014 @ 5:52 pm

    • I’m not sure, but that tiny one might be hiding from the big one on the top!


      Comment by montucky — July 7, 2014 @ 9:31 pm

  8. Not a spider fan but when they’re out in nature, they’re not so bad. It’s in a confined area that they creep me out. Pretty daisy, though.


    Comment by Candace — July 8, 2014 @ 8:27 pm

    • From this time of summer until late fall there are little spiders everywhere. Nearly every wildflower is visited, and most seem to be beneficial. We do have a few black widows here but I’ve never seen one in the back country and I’ve never had a spider bite me despite the fact that I handle them a lot.


      Comment by montucky — July 8, 2014 @ 8:50 pm

  9. Great finding.


    Comment by Sartenada — July 10, 2014 @ 2:25 am

  10. Have those petals been constrained by silk? It looks as if they’re a bit bound up. Even on my quite pedestrian patio plants, I’m always amazed to see how busy the spiders (and other insects) have been. You don’t suppose the spiders have been playing, “Loves me, loves me not,” do you?


    Comment by shoreacres — July 11, 2014 @ 8:21 pm

    • I just zoomed in on the photo and see no traces of silk. Must be it just hadn’t opened all of the way. (A day later when I returned to get more photos of the orchid, it was fully open.) The insect activity here is nearly at its summertime peak now. There are all kinds and they are everywhere, but the flowers seem to be getting more than their share of the traffic.


      Comment by montucky — July 11, 2014 @ 8:58 pm

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