Montana Outdoors

April 19, 2010

A very common plant but…

Scouring-rush horsetail

this one was so nicely decorated!

August 23, 2009

Forbidden fruit

The blossoms and fruit of Climbing Nightshade remind me of some of the lyrics to one of Peter, Paul and Mary’s old songs,

“Lemon tree very pretty and the lemon flower is sweet
But the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat.”

The flower of the Nightshade is indeed very pretty, but it and the pretty fruit as well are quite poisonous. They can also be hazardous to shoot: these were growing right next to the water in a small stream that was running through some large jagged rocks, the kind of place where, to get the right close-up, you place your right foot in the water and your left foot on a sharp rock just above your left ear.

Climbing nightshade

Climbing nightshade

Climbing nightshade

Climbing nightshade

Climbing nightshade,
Bittersweet nightshade,
Solanum dulcamara

March 26, 2009

Sky window

Filed under: Clouds, Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Paradigms, Photography, Photos, Pictures — montucky @ 8:01 am

Window in the clouds

Nature’s windows aren’t always rectangles.

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