Montana Outdoors

May 3, 2017

Fairy Slippers

Filed under: Wildflowers — Tags: , , — montucky @ 9:24 pm

Fairy Slippers

Fairy Slippers

Fairy Slippers

Fairy Slipper

Fairy Slippers ~ Calypso bulbosa ~ wild orchids

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  1. Nature’s manifestation wonderful; your presentation still more wonderful. Congrats and thanks.

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    Comment by nvsubbaraman — May 3, 2017 @ 9:37 pm

    • Thank you! Many of the natural wildflowers are astoundingly beautiful.

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      Comment by montucky — May 3, 2017 @ 9:41 pm

  2. Orchids are amazing in their variety and design. These are gorgeous!

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — May 4, 2017 @ 12:14 am

  3. Wow! Those orchids are gorgeous.
    Most hikers would be too busy looking at the mountains and general scenery and fail to see the beauty at their feet.
    Thanks for sharing, Terry 🙂

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    Comment by Vicki — May 4, 2017 @ 2:21 am

    • This is one of the prettiest that we have here. And I’m sure that there are many folks who pass by without seeing them. In my next post I will include a photo looking away from these flowers which are growing on a mountainside a thousand feet above the valley.

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      Comment by montucky — May 4, 2017 @ 7:35 am

  4. Beautiful!

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    Comment by centralohionature — May 4, 2017 @ 4:34 am

    • Thanks! This is one of the prettiest wildflowers that we have here.

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      Comment by montucky — May 4, 2017 @ 7:36 am

  5. It always amazes me to see something that seems as though it belongs in an equatorial jungle living in your neighborhood. The little purple “crowns” they’re wearing make me think of Mardi Gras, or Carnival in Rio. The details are fascinating, and the colors are so vibrant.

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    Comment by shoreacres — May 4, 2017 @ 6:36 am

    • They are as delicate as they look. Just touching their stems can kill the plant and they depend on a specific fungi to live, making them impossible to transplant, and yet the ones in the photos were hardy enough to see a temperature in the mid twenties about 5 hours before the photos were taken. Amazing!

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      Comment by montucky — May 4, 2017 @ 7:44 am

  6. They are very beautiful the orchids, Montucky. A well chosen name for them Fairy Slippers 🙂 Love that!!

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    Comment by Hanna — May 5, 2017 @ 9:07 am

  7. Wild orchids is, in itself, a beautiful phrase, and they are just other worldly. Gorgeous photos.

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    Comment by Teresa Evangeline — May 6, 2017 @ 6:10 am

    • Yes, for me wild orchids hold a romance unmatched by any other flowers.

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      Comment by montucky — May 6, 2017 @ 7:34 am

  8. I always love seeing your photos of these best-named wildflowers.

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    Comment by Candace — May 7, 2017 @ 4:33 pm

    • I love to find them! I think they have the most appropriate names of all of the wildflowers.

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      Comment by montucky — May 7, 2017 @ 5:59 pm

  9. Gosh aren’t they lovely .. so delicate. Fairy slippers indeed 😃

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    Comment by Julie@frogpondfarm — May 8, 2017 @ 1:13 pm

    • They really are lovely. I imagine it didn’t take long to settle on that name for them!

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      Comment by montucky — May 8, 2017 @ 1:55 pm

  10. Again, Your photos surprised me with their beauty. Thank You.

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    Comment by Sartenada — May 10, 2017 @ 12:28 am

    • The wildflowers are so pretty that it’s very enjoyable photographing them!

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      Comment by montucky — May 10, 2017 @ 7:07 am

  11. Your photos reveal a small world of beauty beneath our feet. Lovely shots. How lucky to have found a “family” — my find the other day was only a single bloom but it still captured my heart. Your Calypsos (which is what I learned to call them) are slightly different than here in Alberta — ours have tiny yellow hairs where yours are white. Other than that they are very similar.

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    Comment by Sally — May 25, 2017 @ 4:07 pm

    • We do have the some with yellow too. I think they are both sub-species. I have seen families only in a few areas; usually they are pretty well spread apart.

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      Comment by montucky — May 25, 2017 @ 6:25 pm


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