Montana Outdoors

March 14, 2016

Bells and stars

In between rain showers and snow flurries both of these species bloomed today

Small-flowered Woodland Star

Yellow Bells

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  1. I remembered the yellow bells. There’s something about yellow that always shines, no matter its surroundings. It’s good to see that you’re getting some spring, too. It coming on with a vengeance here, now. Last week’s rain seems to have encouraged everything.

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    Comment by shoreacres — March 14, 2016 @ 5:42 pm

    • We have had many rainy days here too and there was some snow this morning (these little flowers have a cover of white). But that’s all part of our spring. I love the dramatic changes during March!

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      Comment by montucky — March 15, 2016 @ 9:19 am

  2. So delicate and fine!

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — March 14, 2016 @ 8:06 pm

    • The early ones are all delicate: perhaps somehow that’s part of their survival strategy through the many weather changes this early in the year.

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      Comment by montucky — March 15, 2016 @ 9:20 am

      • Those first flowers seem to be extra precious – a hopeful sign that winter will soon be gone.

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        Comment by wordsfromanneli — March 15, 2016 @ 9:54 am

        • They are precious. I have noticed that those first wildflowers stay very close to the same schedule every year, changed only when there is a significant amount of snow on the ground as there was this time of March of 2014. They seem to provide reassurance that the world will awaken from winter’s sleep and begin life again.

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          Comment by montucky — March 15, 2016 @ 10:25 am

  3. The magic is unfolding! Beautiful photos.

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    Comment by Jo Woolf — March 15, 2016 @ 1:27 am

    • Wildflowers are my favorite form of magic! They are awesome!

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      Comment by montucky — March 15, 2016 @ 9:22 am

  4. Definitely Spring on the way.
    Beautiful photos too.

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    Comment by Vicki — March 15, 2016 @ 2:01 am

    • Interesting that you are now starting to get the colors of Fall, while we are getting the colors of Spring.

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      Comment by montucky — March 15, 2016 @ 9:23 am

  5. Very beautiful findings.

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    Comment by Sartenada — March 15, 2016 @ 3:22 am

  6. It’s nice to see flowers. Spring is happening a little faster there this year. We had snow showers yesterday but the maples are flowering and there are crocus and snowdrops to be seen, so spring is coming.

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    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — March 15, 2016 @ 3:31 am

    • Rain and snow showers and the emergence of new life are the exciting things about Spring. It’s incredible to see how the plants deal with all of the variation.

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      Comment by montucky — March 15, 2016 @ 9:25 am

  7. Pretty little spots of color. How they can brighten our day!

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    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — March 15, 2016 @ 10:19 am

    • They certainly do! Later as spring develops, they will greatly brighten up the mountain trails and hillsides. I think their purpose, at least in part, is to provide joy.

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      Comment by montucky — March 15, 2016 @ 10:27 am

  8. so very lovely
    you are still in my future 😉

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    Comment by Tammie — March 15, 2016 @ 7:36 pm

    • It won’t be long now. I wonder what exactly is the difference in flower bloom times between here and there.

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      Comment by montucky — March 15, 2016 @ 9:04 pm

  9. I guess they know when it’s time regardless of weather…pretty.

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    Comment by Candace — March 16, 2016 @ 12:03 pm

    • They seem to want to bloom at the same time each year regardless of the weather (unless there is a foot of snow over them).

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      Comment by montucky — March 16, 2016 @ 1:18 pm

  10. I see the species name for yellow bells is pudica, which means shy or modest. I guess that’s because the flowers open downward.

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    Comment by Steve Schwartzman — March 18, 2016 @ 11:35 am


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