Montana Outdoors

July 23, 2017

Orange & Purple

Clustered Thistle & visitor

Clustered Thistle & visitor ~ Cirsium brevistylum

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  1. Beautiful! The big bull thistles have just started blooming here and the insects are loving it.

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    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — July 23, 2017 @ 2:08 pm

    • The thistles have started blooming here in just the last few days too. I haven’t been in the areas where bull thistles grow yet though.

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      Comment by montucky — July 23, 2017 @ 4:08 pm

  2. Beautiful picture.

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    Comment by John Purdy — July 23, 2017 @ 8:13 pm

    • Thanks John! I was pleased that the butterfly posed for me!

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      Comment by montucky — July 23, 2017 @ 9:10 pm

  3. Sure is! And a vibrant photo that is. And how nice that Mr. Butterfly chose to model for you. 🙂

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    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — July 24, 2017 @ 7:10 am

    • It’s interesting where you find scenes like this. This was in a small opening along a stream in the midst of some brush so thick that I could barely get through it.

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      Comment by montucky — July 24, 2017 @ 8:11 am

  4. That green certainly is playing its role, too. I like the balance among the colors, as well as all the details. Is that an ant I see inside the thistle?

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    Comment by shoreacres — July 24, 2017 @ 6:07 pm

    • I think that lately I’ve seen an ant on nearly every flower I have looked at. I suppose, as the number of flowers become less and less, those which depend on them become concentrated on the ones that remain.

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      Comment by montucky — July 24, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

  5. These colours go well together.

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — July 24, 2017 @ 10:39 pm

  6. What a great shot! Love the colours ..

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    Comment by Julie@frogpondfarm — July 26, 2017 @ 1:52 am

    • Yes, I love the colors too. The valleys here have turned brown from the summer heat and so colors like this in the forest are especially attractive.

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      Comment by montucky — July 26, 2017 @ 7:20 am

  7. Looks like a skipper. I haven’t seen near as many this year as I normally do.

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    Comment by Candace — July 26, 2017 @ 2:00 pm

    • I think it is a skipper. I have seen fewer butterflies this year than usual too.

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      Comment by montucky — July 26, 2017 @ 4:06 pm

  8. Ahh! Look at that clarity and impact😯😯 Amazing

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    Comment by Untraveled Routes — August 1, 2017 @ 2:39 am


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