Montana Outdoors

November 2, 2017

November Marigold

Filed under: Autumn, Flowers — Tags: — montucky @ 11:38 am

November Marigold

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  1. That’s how it is here today too. We’re having a bit of a blizzard. Unusual for us, especially so early.

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — November 2, 2017 @ 12:05 pm

    • I think you are enjoying part of the same weather system. Here we are right on the edge of it.

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      Comment by montucky — November 2, 2017 @ 2:05 pm

      • It’s been coming down all day. This morning it was a bluebird day.

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        Comment by wordsfromanneli — November 2, 2017 @ 4:12 pm

        • It snowed off and on all day here too, but the temp was warm enough that it didn’t stick to the ground. We expect more tonight.

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          Comment by montucky — November 2, 2017 @ 5:07 pm

  2. There’s been early snowfall here and I have to say I’m finding it very peaceful and even a little comforting. It was so fun to walk through it this morning as I finally put away the last of my garden tools. Nothing too heavy but I’ve heard we’re in for a more than usual amount of snow. That will be fine with me …

    Lovely photo. It’s a poem in itself. 🙂

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    Comment by Teresa Evangeline — November 2, 2017 @ 2:11 pm

    • The long range forecast for here also includes more snow than the normal. I’m fine with that too. We need our mountain snopack more than evern now.

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      Comment by montucky — November 2, 2017 @ 5:04 pm

  3. That poor flower got ambushed!

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    Comment by centralohionature — November 2, 2017 @ 3:19 pm

    • You’re right. It has survived the cold nights because it is right beside a rock wall that retains heat, but it doesn’t protect it from snow.

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      Comment by montucky — November 2, 2017 @ 5:05 pm

  4. It’s too early for that! At least here it is.

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    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — November 2, 2017 @ 3:30 pm

    • This is fairly normal here this time of year. It will clear up again and we will be wondering if there will be snow for Christmas.

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      Comment by montucky — November 2, 2017 @ 5:06 pm

  5. That reminds me of the ice-covered buttercup you posted. This one looks more like it’s had a sno-cone dumped on its head! It’s an especially appropriate post for today, since a usual flower for the Mexican Day of the Dead is the marigold. Most of the people cleaning their family plots and contructing altars wouldn’t have to deal with snow, though!

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    Comment by shoreacres — November 2, 2017 @ 6:20 pm

    • I wasn’t thinking of the Day of the Dead when I posted the Marigold, but it fits.
      Our local flower have snow resistance built into them. The early flowers are subjected to late snows and the late flowers have early snow dumped on them. ANd I’ve seen many times where mid-summer flowers get to meet an unusual snowfall too.

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      Comment by montucky — November 2, 2017 @ 9:51 pm

  6. super beautiful and a little sad for the flower
    the melting drop makes it wow!

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    Comment by Tammie — November 2, 2017 @ 6:55 pm

    • Later in the day the snow melted and the flower looked none the worse for the experience. It will have a few more similar nights before we get a little more warm weather.

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      Comment by montucky — November 2, 2017 @ 9:57 pm

  7. Looks more than cold on that image. Poor little flower – obviously unused to this cold snap.

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    Comment by Vicki — November 2, 2017 @ 11:24 pm

    • The little Marigold is buried in 6 inches of new snow this morning. It will be interesting to see how it deals with that!

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      Comment by montucky — November 3, 2017 @ 2:00 pm

  8. Looks like an orange sherbot snow-cone — yum!

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    Comment by Anonymous — November 3, 2017 @ 9:38 am

    • The “orange sherbet snow cone” has another 6 inches of snow on it this morning.

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      Comment by montucky — November 3, 2017 @ 2:01 pm

  9. Love the big raindrop on the bottom petal!
    We’re getting a fairly big dump of snow here in southern Alberta and it is quite cold. Hubby didn’t get the blade on the tractor until today, then tractor broke down after only the first pass from here to the main road. Truck is buried under about a foot of snow. Think we’ll stay home for a day or two until the whole thing passes and the county plow comes by – sure glad we live on the school bus route…

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    Comment by Margy — November 3, 2017 @ 7:45 pm

    • You must be enjoying the same storm that we are getting, only you get it first. We had about 6 inches last night and more is coming down now. I bet the roads will be dangerous tonight! Stay warm!

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      Comment by montucky — November 3, 2017 @ 7:53 pm

  10. Wow, snow? Is this your first snowfall this year? We haven’t had snow yet…I hope not soon, I have to get my snow tires on my car!😃

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    Comment by heartandsoul974 — November 4, 2017 @ 5:07 am

    • Yes, this is the first real snowfall. About 6 inches yesterday and a little more last night. Time to get ready! Luckily I had my snow tires put on a couple of weeks ago. After an overnight low of 26 the roads are icy today here. Sadly, a lot of people are still driving too fast and there have been a lot of accidents. One would think that in this area folks would know better and drive for the road conditions. Still, I’m just as happy that I don’t have to do a lot of driving today!

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      Comment by montucky — November 4, 2017 @ 8:20 am

      • We always have accidents the first few storms. I guess people have a hard transition. If it’s bad I only go down the hill a couple of miles to work. I don’t go otherwise because I don’t like driving in the snow. It can’t be helped up here, though. Sometimes you have to drive in it.

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        Comment by heartandsoul974 — November 4, 2017 @ 11:29 am

  11. Snow, huh? None here yet. It’s been a hodge-podge of weather. Cold one day, warm the next. Rain one day, sunshine the next. Lots of flip-flopping. Makes it hard for the ol’ body to adjust to the constant changing, so I’m ready for colder weather to set in and yes, snow!! Pretty photo as always, by the way. 🙂

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    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — November 4, 2017 @ 8:56 am

    • So far we’ve dodged the period of winter rain and freezing rain, but still, with the snow and a little melting during the day, there is plenty of ice around. This morning I got a little experience hiking on snow/ice. It’s hard to adjust to the mix.

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      Comment by montucky — November 4, 2017 @ 9:23 am

  12. Oh wow this photo says it all. Looks much like winter is with you and this poor bedraggled flower ..

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    Comment by Julie@frogpondfarm — November 4, 2017 @ 1:01 pm

    • That little flower has its third crest of snow on it now, and there will be more to come. It will last only a little longer, then have to depend on its seeds for the coming summer. It has my admiration for its tenacity.

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      Comment by montucky — November 4, 2017 @ 3:22 pm

  13. I think we shared the same storm, Terry. My marigolds went to the great garden in the sky more than a month ago when we got our first nippy weather and some light snowfalls. The snaps to my surprise lasted long after that. I partially covered them with clear plastic and those little beauties were like the Energizer Bunny. They just kept blooming until I took the plastic off just before this last big storm. Ah, next year!

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    Comment by Sally — November 5, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

  14. First thing I thought of was Day of the Dead, too, with the marigold. And then a Snow Cone. Very unusual and pretty way to see a marigold.

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    Comment by Candace — November 6, 2017 @ 12:12 pm

  15. Beautiful – I love it.

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    Comment by Sartenada — November 8, 2017 @ 1:49 am


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