Montana Outdoors

April 5, 2016

More new arrivals

Blue-eyed Mary

Blue-eyed Mary ~ Collinsia parviflora

Stork's Bill

Stork’s Bill ~ Erodium cicutarium

Shooting Star

Shooting Star ~ Dodecatheon pulchellum

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  1. That’s a beautiful shade of blue. I think that’s one of my most favourite colours. Delicate flowers. So nice of them to perk us up at this time of year!

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — April 5, 2016 @ 10:45 am

  2. All beautiful but I love the shooting star!

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    Comment by centralohionature — April 5, 2016 @ 10:47 am

    • It’s a very ornate design, and for some reason seems to be native only to the western states. I always wonder why the distributions of flowers are what they are.

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      Comment by montucky — April 5, 2016 @ 11:16 am

  3. Each one magical in its beauty!

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    Comment by Jo Woolf — April 5, 2016 @ 12:41 pm

  4. You’ve got some real beauties blooming there and they all look so delicate. We had 5 inches of snow yesterday and temps in the teens last night, so what’ll happen with the flowers now is anyone’s guess.

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    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — April 5, 2016 @ 3:27 pm

    • Well, they each have a survival strategy. They’ll be OK. We are having a few warm days coming up, then a little cooler again, but no snow or deep freezing.

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      Comment by montucky — April 5, 2016 @ 5:31 pm

  5. What a world we live in … just beautiful. Gorgeous photos

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    Comment by Teresa Evangeline — April 5, 2016 @ 4:54 pm

    • The wildflowers bring us new hope for the coming spring and summer seasons. What would we do without them!

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      Comment by montucky — April 5, 2016 @ 5:31 pm

  6. Ah, it’s a pleasure to see your beautiful spring flower shots again. I think you were posting them regularly when I first started following your blog. I love seeing all the tiny details of macro shots, that we can’t usually see with the naked eye.

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    Comment by Jane — April 5, 2016 @ 5:39 pm

    • It’s so good to see and photograph the new wildflowers again! They are so tiny and so pretty!

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      Comment by montucky — April 5, 2016 @ 7:49 pm

  7. Every time I see that shooting star, I’m in awe at the details. I don’t remember seeing the red zig-zag before, but that’s the sort of thing that leaves me pondering. Do such decorations have a purpose, or are they just that: decorations? No final answer’s possible, I suppose, but it’s fun to think about.

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    Comment by shoreacres — April 5, 2016 @ 8:10 pm

    • I always wonder at the detail on the little flowers. I’m at once sad that they are so seldom really seen, but happy that the lens makes their beauty visible and can be appreciated.

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      Comment by montucky — April 5, 2016 @ 8:46 pm

  8. Excellent photos, Terry.
    That shooting star flower is amazing. What an unusual colour range in the one flower.
    Could you post a photo of it when it’s fully open please. Is that sky blue colour still part of the flower head I’m wondering?

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    Comment by Vicki — April 6, 2016 @ 4:59 am

    • That’s fully open. It’s a very different blossom. The leaves stay nearly flat on the ground, then the long flower stems grow and produce the buds and flowers. They grow to be 3 to 6 inches tall. Sure is a lot of colors in one blossom!

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      Comment by montucky — April 6, 2016 @ 8:25 am

  9. I’m glad to see you’re fully into spring, florally speaking.

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    Comment by Steve Schwartzman — April 6, 2016 @ 3:12 pm

    • Yes, lots of things are coming to life, at least at the lower elevations. Still lots of snow up high though. Sure is good to see the wildflowers again!

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      Comment by montucky — April 6, 2016 @ 3:49 pm

  10. It’s wonderful to see spring bringing the mountains to life with splashes of color!

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    Comment by bayphotosbydonna — April 6, 2016 @ 5:59 pm

    • The arrival of each season is a thing of beauty to me. Spring is the most delightful!

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      Comment by montucky — April 7, 2016 @ 8:02 am

  11. My favorite one is the Shooting Star.

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    Comment by Sartenada — April 13, 2016 @ 12:44 am

    • That has been one of my favorites all of my life. I’m very glad that they still survive and flourish!

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      Comment by montucky — April 13, 2016 @ 2:26 pm


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