Montana Outdoors

October 27, 2015

They’re not wild flowers…

Filed under: Autumn — Tags: — montucky @ 10:09 pm

but they don’t know it.

Red-osier Dogwood

Red-osier Dogwood

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Red-osier Dogwood

Red-osier Dogwood

Wild rose

Wild rose

Wild rose

Wild rose

33 Comments »

  1. I hope you didn’t tell them they’re not flowers.

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    Comment by Malcolm R. Campbell — October 27, 2015 @ 10:54 pm

  2. Dogwoods add a lot of color to our landscapes!

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    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — October 28, 2015 @ 3:16 am

    • They sure do! I’m happy that there are lots of them along our rivers.

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      Comment by montucky — October 28, 2015 @ 6:57 am

  3. Yesterday, I came across this, from Albert Camus: “Autumn is a second spring, when every leaf is a flower.” I’d say you just proved his point. They’re all beautiful.

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    Comment by shoreacres — October 28, 2015 @ 3:32 am

    • I hadn’t seen that quote from Camus, but he put it very well. The colors are vivid and bright, and the leaves, once brown, are very valuable to the earth.

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      Comment by montucky — October 28, 2015 @ 7:00 am

  4. Yep, these are the autumn flowers ❤ Amazing colors. Love the pictures!

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    Comment by Lucy — October 28, 2015 @ 5:56 am

    • Couldn’t resist trying to get some of the vivid colors before they all fade. There was a trace on snow on the mountain tops.

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      Comment by montucky — October 28, 2015 @ 7:03 am

      • Snow already? Wow, that must look gorgeous, next to the colorful leaves!

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        Comment by Lucy — October 28, 2015 @ 7:51 am

        • So far the snow is only at the higher elevations. Looks like above about 5000 feet. You’re right, it would be gorgeous against the colorful leaves!

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          Comment by montucky — October 28, 2015 @ 7:54 am

  5. Beautiful – so many shades! Is that burgundy leaf a kind of snowberry?

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    Comment by Jo Woolf — October 28, 2015 @ 7:37 am

    • It’s Red-osier Dogwood (Cornus stolonifera) I believe. Its flowers and leaves are pretty in the spring too.

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      Comment by montucky — October 28, 2015 @ 7:43 am

  6. Great colour!

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — October 28, 2015 @ 10:10 am

  7. I won’t tell if you don’t! Autumn leaves are some of my favorite ‘flowers.’ 🙂

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    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — October 28, 2015 @ 10:36 am

    • The leaves sure have a color advantage, don’t they!

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      Comment by montucky — October 28, 2015 @ 7:58 pm

  8. Hi Montucky, It is so beautiful this time of year in the woods! Even though we do not have quite the chill in our air, we do have hardwoods here in Central and Northern Florida. We have some spots that are now getting golden, red, and orange foliage. Have a happy day tomorrow!

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    Comment by wildlifewatcher — October 28, 2015 @ 8:04 pm

    • I bet those hardwoods will be pretty a little later!

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      Comment by montucky — October 28, 2015 @ 8:06 pm

  9. Those colours are gorgeous.

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    Comment by Vicki — October 28, 2015 @ 10:53 pm

    • I think so too. It’s a nice way for them to get ready for a long winter’s sleep.

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      Comment by montucky — October 28, 2015 @ 11:00 pm

  10. Just as beautiful as flowers! A beautiful collection. 🙂

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    Comment by Jane — October 29, 2015 @ 6:23 am

    • Some are especially nice because they have flowers in the spring, beautiful green leaves in summer and bright colors in the fall!

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      Comment by montucky — October 29, 2015 @ 8:24 am

  11. Ahhh – fall colors! Makes me feel happy. hugs

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    Comment by Beth — October 29, 2015 @ 7:54 am

  12. Wonderful examples of the spectacular colors of autumn; your photos are gorgeous.

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    Comment by Charlie@Seattle Trekker — October 29, 2015 @ 4:23 pm

    • Thanks Charlie! The trees get a lot of attention, but the shrubs are beautiful too!

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      Comment by montucky — October 29, 2015 @ 8:39 pm

  13. Nice. One of your other commenters beat me to it!!!! I was going to mention the Camus quote, fits these perfectly.

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    Comment by Candace — October 29, 2015 @ 6:58 pm

    • Those are pretty in at least three seasons, and in the fourth their fruit will feed the birds and other small creatures.

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      Comment by montucky — October 29, 2015 @ 8:41 pm

  14. Of course I like your colorful leaves, but this is the time of year when I get to say that in central Texas we still have some wildflowers.

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    Comment by Steve Schwartzman — November 1, 2015 @ 7:04 am

  15. I Love your opening thought … and each photo backed it up … perfect.

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    Comment by Teresa Evangeline — November 1, 2015 @ 1:10 pm

    • I see that hillside every day, and it can be unnoticed because the much larger display of the trees, but the leaves of the lower growing shrubs is also very colorful.

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      Comment by montucky — November 1, 2015 @ 1:30 pm


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