Montana Outdoors

April 16, 2016

Morning web

Filed under: Nature — Tags: — montucky @ 9:50 am

Morning web

February 28, 2016

What a difference altitude makes!

Filed under: Nature, Wildflowers, Winter — Tags: , , — montucky @ 11:16 am

At 2400 feet Buttercups are blooming (Sagebrush Buttercups (Ranunculus glaberrimus)

Sagebrush Buttercup

Sagebrush Buttercup

Sagebrush Buttercup

Sagebrush Buttercup

Sagebrush Buttercup

At 5000 feet there is still four feet of snow on the road. (The tracks on the road were made by snowmobiles.)

Road 1027

Road 1027

Road 1027

June 18, 2014

Sure ’nuff!

Filed under: Nature, Outdoors — Tags: , , , — montucky @ 7:09 pm

Clark-Hinchwood road June 18

Well, they said there was snow above 5,000 feet…this photo was taken at noon today at 5,500 feet

Clark-Hinchwood road June 18

Clark-Hinchwood road June 18

Clark-Hinchwood road June 18

Clark-Hinchwood road June 18

It’s not easy finding white flowers in this weather.

Beargrass in June snow

Groundsel in June snow

Oregon grape in June snow

Groundsel in June snow

Groundsel in June snow

Beargrass in June snow

Beargrass in June snow

Beargrass in June snow

Mariposa lily in June snow

Beargrass in June snow

May 8, 2013

Early morning jewelry

Filed under: Nature, Spring — Tags: , — montucky @ 8:19 pm

Field Horsetail

Field Horsetail

Field Horsetail

Field horsetail, Equisetum arvense

To see these displaying their jewelry, you must find them at just the right stage of their development and catch them early in the morning after a cool night when the humidity has been just right. For some reason tiny drops of dew will form on them and on nothing else around.

April 23, 2012

Easily distracted

Filed under: Nature — Tags: — montucky @ 12:22 am

It is wildflower season, and today my plan was to post a few photos of the species that are beginning to bloom here now. Then this morning my wife said something like “Honey, you should see this…” and that plan was changed because the morning light was just right to illuminate the artwork of a couple of busy arachnids in a lilac bush. Well, the flowers can wait another day, can’t they?

Spider web

Spider web

May 13, 2011

Bumble

Filed under: Nature — Tags: — montucky @ 8:29 pm

Bumble bee

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