Montana Outdoors

May 15, 2017

Violets along the trail

Violets have appeared along the Spring Creek Trail (USFS trail 370 into the TeePee/Spring Creek roadless area).

Early Blue Violet

Early Blue Violet

Early Blue Violet ~ Viola adunca

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  1. I think that is the prettiest shade of blue.

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — May 15, 2017 @ 4:28 pm

  2. I know how hard those are to photograph and mine NEVER look that good. How do you do it?

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    Comment by Anonymous — May 15, 2017 @ 6:12 pm

    • Thank you! I think the key to taking good photos of wildflowers is to concentrate all of the camera settings on just the blossom itself and try to produce an image that shows exactly what you see.

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      Comment by montucky — May 15, 2017 @ 7:40 pm

  3. Such a wonderful sign of Spring. I used to love seeing them in the Botanic Gardens here in Melbourne, but it must be a real treat to see them in the wild.

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    Comment by Vicki — May 15, 2017 @ 6:26 pm

    • A week or so ago the domestic lawn violets were in bloom and there were large sections of the grass around my house just covered with them. Now the wild ones are blooming and it’s a thrill to see just one here and there hiding in the grasses along a trail: they are very special!

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      Comment by montucky — May 15, 2017 @ 7:43 pm

  4. These are beautiful, Terry. There’s no spring flower that makes a better bouquet, and nothing that’s more fun to find, tucked near the ground.

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    Comment by shoreacres — May 15, 2017 @ 6:32 pm

    • Yes, they sure do grow close to the ground. With this morning’s dew still on the ground, it was a little wet getting down to their level in the grasses, but that’s part of the fun, and that also lets me have a little glimpse of the world as they see it.

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      Comment by montucky — May 15, 2017 @ 7:50 pm

  5. Spring, a stream and violets. Synonymous with life, Montucky 🙂

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    Comment by Hanna — May 16, 2017 @ 3:16 am

    • Most people, including local ones, who don’t even know this trail exists or the the stream is even there. Certainly they don’t get to enjoy the violets.

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      Comment by montucky — May 16, 2017 @ 7:18 am

  6. Very Nice! Love the color. It is always fun to see what you can find!

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    Comment by Reed Andariese — May 16, 2017 @ 11:37 am

    • Fun and sometimes surprising. Even after many years and thousands of miles hiking in the back country, every year I see a new flower or two.

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      Comment by montucky — May 16, 2017 @ 12:03 pm

  7. That’s a beauty! I’m seeing more violets this year than I ever have.

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    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — May 16, 2017 @ 3:49 pm

  8. One of my most favorite wild flowers. I have some in my yard too.

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    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — May 17, 2017 @ 7:02 am

    • They are certainly pretty and well known too, probably because they transplant easily.

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      Comment by montucky — May 17, 2017 @ 8:00 am

  9. They’re beautiful. My favorite aunt was named Violet so I’ve always been partial to them.

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    Comment by Candace — May 17, 2017 @ 4:12 pm

    • I have a rather long list of avorite wildflowers, and violets are on it. I would be very disappointed if I missed seeing them.

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      Comment by montucky — May 17, 2017 @ 6:43 pm


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