Montana Outdoors

May 20, 2009

Born in the rain

These are the first blossoms of their species to appear around here this year and when I saw them this morning while I walked in the rain, it seemed important to me that they be displayed. Then as I clicked the shutter from under my umbrella, the reason occurred to me: the exuberance of these brand new arrivals that entered our world on a rainy day needed to be shared.

Goatsbeard, Yellow Salisfy

Goatsbeard,
Yellow Salisfy
Tragopogon dubius
Aster family

Chokecherry

Chokecherry
Prunus virginiana
Rose family

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July 4, 2008

Full cycle

Filed under: Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Wildflowers — Tags: , — montucky @ 11:05 am

Every summer I see thousands of these blossoms

Goatsbeard, tragopogon dubius

Goatsbeard

and roughly an equal number of their seed heads,

Goatsbeard

but I guess I haven’t been paying very close attention though because this morning was the first time I saw both on one stalk.

Goatsbeard

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